My first attempt has me scratching my head a bit. Let me stat the little feller up so y'all can comment on it.

CROCODILE

Size & Type: Medium 3rd Level Animal

Speed: 20 ft., Swim 30 ft.

Abilities: Str +4, Dex +1, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -4

Skills: Stealth +7, Notice +5

Feats: Improved Grab

Traits:---

Combat: Attack +3 (+2 base, +1 Dex), Damage +9 (bite), +11 (tail slap), Defense +3 (+2 base, +1 Dex), Initiative +1

Saving Throws: Toughness +7 (+3 Con, +4 natural), Fortitude +6, Reflex +4, Will +2

The main thing I want to make sure of is that I'm converting the damage properly. This is how I've been doing it in the past, and just want to verify it is correct. The d20 stats for the croc's damage is listed as:

Bite 1d8+6; tail slap 1d12+6

My first assumption is that the MM factors the croc's strength into the damage, so I pulled that out, leaving a 1d8+2 and 1d12+2, respectively. 1d8 converts to a +3, and adding 2 gives me +5. 1d12 converts to +5, and adding 2 gives me +7. Finally, I add the croc's strength bonus to both for a +9 and +11 (looking back, I should have just kept the original strength bonus in and shortened the conversion process). Is this the correct way to do it, or should the extraneous +2s be dropped?

Anything else I might have missed? +9 and +11 damage seems a bit high to me for a 3rd level creature. Agree or disagree?

-KyleC