I'm having some fun playing around with the GM stuff for Pathfinder for the first time, mostly I've only run other systems and been a player for Pathfinder, so I was wanting to take a crack at running it for once.
Okay, so we'll use the Ankheg for this, as that's what I'm working on right now.
In the Bestiary, the Ankheg is said to have Perception +8, and Climb +8.
But it has Int 1 and only 3 HD.
Now, even when you include the Skill Focus (Perception) and stats, that still leaves it with Climb ranks of 5, and Perception ranks of 4.
So what am I missing here? Because it doesn't have a Climb speed (and that would throw off the skill total anyway, as it should hit +11 then), and Tremorsense is very obviously not factored into the total Perception modifier. Do Racial Hit Dice get 'preferred class' bonus points? If so, that accounts for how both skills were getting points at once, but still leaves two ranks of Climb and a rank of Perception above rank maximum for level.