He does not formally appear, but Leaf mentions him when she tells Firestar that it is hard for old cats and kits to live alone. She tells a story about Scree, who was an old tom living by a dead willow tree, and that one day she found him trying to fight off a fox. Being old, it was difficult and exhausting for him to fight off the fox, and even though when Leaf appeared the fox ran away, he was badly wounded. Leaf stayed with him that night, and though she put hard effort in to help him, he died before the next morning from his wounds. Leaf realizes that this could happen in a Clan, but no cat fights alone in a Clan.