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This mod completely replaces the unimpressive skeleton and mesh (model) of the original vanilla bears with a more realistic, grizzled and savage looking bear. This replaces all vanilla bears in game.

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[ Mod Author Rougeshot ]

This is my first mod and I'm open to any feedback or constructive criticism, but keep in mind that I have a full time career and I'm in college part time, so it maybe a while before I can respond to any questions or comments. Please be patient with any questions or concerns and I will respond as soon as I can.

Thank you so much for your support.


If you're like me and have been disappointed with the vanilla bears of Skyrim then this mod is for you. After comparing tons of pics, paintings and sculptures, of different bears, and working within the confines of the vanilla mesh, I softened most of the hard edges of the limbs, reduced the bulge of the belly fat and enlarged the front upper torso and back of the vanilla mesh, to give it a more realistic, ferocious and savage appearance. These are the savage bears I've always wanted to see in the game. 
Hope you like them as much as I do.

Remember to hit the "TRACK" button for Updates!!!

Coming to Skyrim Special Edition Soon!!!


Savage Bear Version 1.1 Released!!!


With the new Version 1.1 a brand new customized skeleton has been added to the model, greatly improving the overall proportions and movements of the vanilla bears, Giving them a more realistic appearance.  These changes  include the following, 

1) Increased head and neck size 
2) Increased limb size 
3) Repositioned limbs under the body for a more realistic stance

These changes really bring the vanilla bears to the next level!

As a result I'm proud to present to the mo
dding community a truly "SAVAGE BEAR" that will terrify the masses!


Savage Bear Version 1.0

Version 1.0  of this mod replaces the unimpressive mesh (model) of the vanilla bears with a more realistic, grizzled and savage looking bear mesh. This replaces all vanilla bears in game. This version does not include any textures, just the mesh, so you can use vanilla or your favorite texture mod. All screen shots use my new mesh either with vanilla textures or with textures from the "Better Bears" mod by aviform.

Savage Bears Version 2.0 Coming Soon

Version 2.0 will be 
released with a custom "Shell Effect" fuzzy mesh and textures courtesy of the 
FusaFusa Project by Vicn.  If you haven't seen his work I highly recommend it, it's a work of art. This mesh was created from a suggestion in one of my posts by a user, so I decided to take up the challenge and try to incorporate it into the "Savage Bear" mod. I think it looks pretty great, but still requires a lot of work to get all the wrinkles out. I released it prematurely for testing, but will hold off on another release until it's ready.
Thank you for your patience.


Savage Bear uses a customized skeleton and mesh for the vanilla bears, and will overwrite any mod that changes the same files. 
Mods that make sweeping changes to meshes or skeleton files, such as "Realistic Ragdoll and Force" should be compatible as long as
 "Savage Bear" is installed after those mods and allowed to overwrite their files.
 Should be fully compatible with any texture mods for vanilla bears. 


Textures are very subjective, there is no wrong or right mod, only what you prefer. I take suggestions from users so please post any suggestions you may want added to this list. 

Bad News Bears by Gamwich

Better Bears by aviform
(Shown in Screen Shots VER. 1.0)


These mods will add more immersion and make your "SAVAGE BEAR" a true predator!




Recommend using  Nexus Mod Manager or your favorite mod manager.
Install my mod after any mod that makes changes to the vanilla bears and click "Yes to all" when prompted to overwrite any files.
There is no ".esp" plugin with this mod.

[ Special Thanks ]

Elianora and Darkfox127 for their excellent video tutorials. This mod would not exist without them.

TheForkOnTheLeft who sparked my interest in the fuzzy "Shell Effect" mesh