In adventurer mode, it's possible to pick up small creatures with a little patience. Then they stay in your inventory like an inert rock, and can be thrown just like one. I've maimed packs of wolves from afar with thrown dragonflies and squirrels.
To be honest, I'd almost rather not see this fixed because it's so fun.
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: Abyssal Squid ]