An owlbear is a large magical beast that looks like a cross between an owl and a bear. Standing as tall as a large bear but with an owl's head and feathers along the forearms, the bear is a carnivorous creature that prefers small mammals and fish.
Owlbear feathers are often saught for their quasi-magical properties.
CombatThese creatures are incredibly aggressive, going so far as to slay any living creature they see. This territorial attitude causes many folks who live with nature to purposefully hunt owlbears before they have a chance to destroy the local wildlife.
Owlbears are very territorial and will claw trees in their claimed area to alert others that they reside in that valley, hill, etc.