Don´t throw him stones, he will do it before you.
The Rat'Scals are so despiteful that they learned to fight with slingshots to be able to stun their enemies with tones. Besides that, as soon as you approach them, they will run away as fast as they can. As with the other Rats, if you block their path, they will bite you furiously !
In a way, it is better that they keep their distance, because even them are filled with disease and can contaminate you.
Weren´t we missing the honeybadger´s claws along with its fur?
Be Bad, Be Tough, Be Orc!