Many of the animals you encounter during the game are passive creatures, which are non-hostile and unable to attack or harm you.
- 1 Domestic Creatures
- 2 Wild Creatures
- 2.1 Addax
- 2.2 Alinor Ringtail
- 2.3 Antelopes
- 2.4 Ash Hoppers
- 2.5 Badgers
- 2.6 Beetles
- 2.7 Cavy
- 2.8 Centipedes
- 2.9 Chub Loons
- 2.10 Cliff Skippers
- 2.11 Cockroaches
- 2.12 Daedrats
- 2.13 Daggerbacks
- 2.14 Deer
- 2.15 Dragon Frogs
- 2.16 Dwarven Scarab
- 2.17 Echalettes
- 2.18 Elk
- 2.19 Fellrunners
- 2.20 Fennec Foxes
- 2.21 Fiendroths
- 2.22 Foxes
- 2.23 Frogs
- 2.24 Glyptodon
- 2.25 Hermit Crabs
- 2.26 Herons
- 2.27 Horkers
- 2.28 Jerboa
- 2.29 Lizards
- 2.30 Lynx
- 2.31 Monkeys
- 2.32 Mud Hoppers
- 2.33 Nixads
- 2.34 Pocket Mammoths
- 2.35 Pony Guars
- 2.36 Rabbits
- 2.37 Rats
- 2.38 Sandroaches
- 2.39 Scorpions
- 2.40 Scribs
- 2.41 Scuttlers
- 2.42 Sep Adders
- 2.43 Shroom Beetles
- 2.44 Skavengers
- 2.45 Skitterises
- 2.46 Snakes
- 2.47 Spiders
- 2.48 Springboks
- 2.49 Squirrels
- 2.50 Thorn Geckos
- 2.51 Tomeshells
- 2.52 Vale Deer
- 2.53 Vvardvarks
- 2.54 Wormmouths
- 3 Harvestable Creatures
- 4 Aesthetic Creatures
- 5 Non-interactive
- 6 Immobile
These creatures can be attacked, and will always die in one hit. However, they are usually domesticated, meaning they're owned by someone, and killing them will be considered a Crime if witnessed. They can be harvested for Provisioning Ingredients.
Bantam Guar are livestock that can be found in place of chickens on farms in Dhalmora, Stonefalls, Grahtwood and Khenarthi's Roost and Shadowfen. They yield Guts and Poultry when killed.
Bulls are livestock found on farms in Auridon, Stormhaven, Summerset, Bangkorai, Bleakrock Village, Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr and Rivenspire. They yield Red Meat, Guts and leather when killed.
Camels can be found in Craglorn, the Alik'r Desert and Rawl'kha. They yield Game and leather when killed.
Chickens are livestock that can be found on farms in the Alik'r Desert, Bangkorai, Cyrodiil, Betnikh, Bleakrock Isle, Reaper's March, Glenumbra, Deshaan, Khenarthi's Roost, Malabal Tor, Rivenspire, Stros M'Kai, Stormhaven, Northern Elsweyr and Southern Elsweyr. They yield Poultry and Guts when killed.
Cows are livestock that can be found on farms in Rivenspire, Stormhaven, Bangkorai, Northern Elsweyr and Southern Elsweyr. They yield Red Meat and leather when killed.
Goats are livestock that can be found on farms in Reaper's March, Stros M'kai, Rivenspire, Alik'r Desert, Cyrodiil, Wrothgar, Northern Elsweyr and Southern Elsweyr. They yield Game, Guts and leather when killed.
Oxen are cattle with horns. They are often used as beasts of burden. They can be found in Malabal Tor and Greenshade. Oxen drop Red Meat when killed.
Pigs are livestock found on farms in Bangkorai, Glenumbra, Stormhaven, Rivenspire, Grahtwood, Malabal Tor, Reaper's March, Bleakrock Isle, The Rift and Artaeum. They drop White Meat, Clean Pelts and leather when killed.
Sheep are livestock found on farms in Khenarthi's Roost, Reaper's March, Betnikh, Glenumbra and Stormhaven. They drop White Meat, Guts, Clean Pelts and leather when killed.
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These creatures can be attacked, but will always die in one hit. Note that they are not generally affected by Area of Effect attacks, but must be attacked directly. They may usually be harvested for Food Ingredients or bait for fishing.
Addaxes can be found in Southern Elsweyr. They yield Game and Guts when killed.
Alinor Ringtails are mammals found on Summerset. They yield guts when killed.
Antelopes can be found in Grahtwood, Greenshade, and the Gold Coast. They yield Game when killed.
Ash Hoppers can be found in Vvardenfell and High Isle. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Badgers can be found in Northern Elsweyr, Southern Elsweyr and the Gold Coast. They yield guts and game when killed.
Beetles can be found in most sandy areas. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Cavies are herbivorous rodent-like creatures found in northeastern Blackwood. They yield guts when killed.
Centipedes can be found in woody areas and caves. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Chub Loons can be found in the coastal areas of Wrothgar. They will typically run away when you approach. They yield Poultry when killed.
Cliff Skippers can be found around Vvardenfell. They are smaller versions of the more hostile Cliff Striders. There are also flying Cliffracers, which can be seen in the skies over Vvardenfell and Stonefalls, though these cannot be attacked or interacted with in any way.
Cockroaches are insects that can be found around Blackreach. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Daedrats can be found in the Imperial Sewers. They yield Guts when killed.
Daggerbacks can be found in Craglorn, Wrothgar, Northern Elsweyr and the Gold Coast. Purple Daggerbacks are found in magically scourged regions of Craglorn. They yield white meat and guts when killed.
Deer are found in wooded areas across Tamriel, though they were removed from Cyrodiil to improve performance. They yield Game and leather scraps when killed.
Dragon Frogs can be found in Hew's Bane, and Murkmire. They yield Guts when killed.
Dwarven Scarabs are Dwarven automatons found in Dwemer ruins throughout the Reach and Blackreach: Arkthzand Cavern.
Echalettes are found in Wrothgar. They yield Red Meat when killed.
Elk are found in Wrothgar. They yield Game when killed.
Fellrunners can be found in desert areas. They yield Poultry when killed.
Fennec Foxes can be found in desert areas. They yield Small Game when killed.
Fiendroths can be found in the Imperial Sewers. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Foxes can be found in wooded areas. They yield Small Game when killed.
Frogs can be found in marshy areas. They yield Guts when killed.
Glyptodons can be found in Southern Elsweyr. When attacked, they will hide in their shell, but they will not fight back. They yield White Meat when killed.
Hermit Crabs are small crustaceans native to High Isle and Amenos. They will hide in their shell when approached.
Herons can be found on the shores of Hew's Bane, Southern Elsweyr, Summerset and the Gold Coast. They yield Poultry and Guts when killed.
Horkers can be found along on the shores of Wrothgar and Western Skyrim. They yield White Meat and Ivory, Polished when killed.
Jerboas are small desert rodents found throughout Northern Elsweyr. They yield Guts when killed.
Lizards can be found in a variety of locations. These include the Alik'r Desert, Deshaan, Ebonheart's Argonian Quarter, Grahtwood, Greenshade, Grahtwood, Stros M'Kai and Malabal Tor. They yield Guts when killed.
Lynxes can be found along the Gold Coast. They yield White Meat when killed.
Monkeys can be found in wooded areas, most notably Grahtwood. They yield White Meat and Bananas when killed.
Mud Hoppers are small fish found near water in Summerset and Murkmire. They yield guts when killed.
Nixads can be found in the Gold Coast, Summerset, Artaeum and on Vvardenfell. Uniquely, these creatures are sometimes able to dodge attacks, so it may take a couple of tries to kill them. They yield Insect Parts and a variety of weapon and armor trait stones when killed.
Pocket Mammoths can be found in the snowy parts of Wrothgar. They yield Red Meat when killed.
Pony Guar can be found in Stonefalls and Deshaan. They yield White Meat, Guts and leather when killed.
Rabbits can be found in snowy or wooded areas everywhere. They yield Guts and Small Game when killed.
Rats can be found pretty much everywhere. They yield Guts when killed.
Sandroaches can be found out in the open and in some caves in Craglorn. They can also be found in Northern Elsweyr. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Scorpions can be found in desert areas. They yield Crawlers when killed.
Scribs can be commonly found around Stonefalls, as well as anywhere Kwama are located. They yield Crawlers and Scrib Jelly when killed.
Scuttlers can be found in Bal Foyen, Stonefalls, Deshaan, and Coldharbour. They yield Guts when killed.
Sep Adders can be found in Hew's Bane and Northern Elsweyr. They yield Small Game when killed.
Shroom Beetles can be found in Vvardenfell, Murkmire or Southern Elsweyr. They yield Crawlers and (very rarely) various types of mushrooms when killed.
Skavengers can be found in Craglorn, City of Ash, Pulk, and Shimmerene. They yield Guts when killed.
Skitterises can be found in the Deadlands. They yield Guts when killed.
Snakes can be found in grassy areas. They yield Small Game when killed.
Spiders can be found in fields and caves everywhere. They yield Crawlers and Spider Eggs when killed.
Springboks are deer-like creatures found on Summerset and Artaeum. They yield guts and game when killed.
Squirrels can be found in wooded areas. They yield Guts when killed.
Thorn Geckos can be found in Craglorn. They yield Guts when killed.
Tomeshells are passive Daedra that can be found in Apocrypha. They yield (?) when killed.
Vale Deer Does and Vale Deer Bucks can be found in Dusktown Cavern. They yield Game when killed.
Vvardvarks can be found in Vvardenfell. They yield Guts or Small Game when killed.
Wormmouths can be found in Craglorn. They yield Guts when killed.
These are not true creatures but rather are just part of the environment of the game. These animals have a very limited number of animations and the only way to interact with them is by activating them (which yields bait for fishing, as well as possibly Alchemical Reagents).
Bright Moons Lunar Moths
Bright Moons Lunar Moths are moths found around Summerset. They yield Insect Parts.
Butterflies are usually seen near flowers, wild or domestic. They yield Insect Parts and occasionally Butterfly Wings.
Dragonflies can be found near water in Vvardenfell, Murkmire and Northern Elsweyr. They yield Insect Parts.
Fetcherflies can be found in most places in Vvardenfell, particularly around Fetcherfly Nests. They yield Insect Parts. (Note that the nests will defend themselves by releasing swarms of hostile fetcherflies, which are not passive creatures. Solitary fetcherflies are harmless and can be harvested, rather than attacked.)
Fleshflies are often found around corpses. They yield Insect Parts and occasionally Fleshfly Larvae.
Netch Calves can be found around their mature brethren in Vvardenfell. They yield Guts.
Swamp Jellies can be found in Murkmire. They yield Guts.
Torchbugs can be found around bodies of water, sometimes in caves. They are most easily seen at night. They yield Insect Parts and occasionally Torchbug Thoraxes.
Wafts are passive beams of blue light that are commonly found floating aimlessly in Evergloam and The Shadow Cleft. They yield Ectoplasm.
Wasps can be found in open fields, often in areas near their giant cousins. They yield Insect Parts.
Winter Moths can be found in Dusktown Cavern. They yield Insect Parts.
These are creatures that cannot be harmed at all or interacted with, though they often have a name that you can see when looking at them. These creatures are usually Friendly.
Alavlin Beetles are found on a small, remote farm on Summerset Isle. They are similar in appearance to Sandroaches.
Cats are often found in settlements and buildings. They come in several colors, such as brown, gray tabby, and seal point.
Dogs are found around settlements. There are several breeds, such as a hound, a retriever, and several different colored of wolfhounds.
- Donkeys can be seen traveling with NPCs in several locations throughout Tamriel. They are used to carry supplies and goods.
Fledgling Gryphons are baby gryphons found on Summerset. They are usually found near adult gryphons.
Horses can often be found in settlements, usually in or near stables. They come in several varieties.
Nightmare Firestalker Cub
Nightmare Firestalker Cubs can be found in the keep at Xynaa's Sanctuary.
These are purely aesthetic, and are just a visual element rather than being true creatures, as they do not have a creature name appear when you look at them. They may react to your presence, but cannot be harmed or interacted with in any way.
Ants can be found climbing up trees in Northern Elsweyr.
Bats can be found throughout the Gold Coast, most prominently on the ceiling in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
A variety of birds can be seen across Tamriel, flying in the sky, or perching on trees, objects, and the ground. Some fly away when approached, while others continue to sit there.
Cicadas are insects that can be seen crawling in and out of small mounds in The Reach. Cicada husks need to be collected for a quest in Karthwasten. They have no health bar, and can only be interacted with during said quest; otherwise, they are purely aesthetic creatures.
Cliffracers are often seen in the skies above Stonefalls and Vvardenfell. Their land-based cousins, Cliff Striders and their Cliff Skipper offspring, can also be seen on Vvardenfell, though these can be killed, and Cliff Striders are also hostile.
Flies can be seen buzzing around rotting flesh.
Termites can be found on termite mounds in Northern Elsweyr.
These are just part of the scenery, in that they don't even move.
Clams are common on beaches.
Sandcakes are common on beaches. They can occasionally be found while fishing and used as decorations in your home.
Seastars are common on beaches.