Scragg was a weasel who was enlisted into the horde of Cluny the Scourge. Smarter then your average horde-beast, Scragg would have made a valuable captain. Cluny knew this and was considering promoting him. This made Cheesethief jealous, and the rat pushed Scragg out of the tall elm during the plan to use a plank to scale the walls of Redwall Abbey. Surprisingly Scragg managed to survive the fall, however, Cheesethief returned to the site of the fall and killed Scragg by standing on his throat.