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Natural creature[1] animal[2]
Snake
General Information
Type Natural creature[1] animal[2]
Subtype Serpent[3] reptile[1]
Alignment True Neutral[4][5] (2e/3e)
Unaligned (4e)[1]
Homeland(s) All environments[4]
Based on Snake

Snakes are natural reptiles that have no legs. They slither along the ground or in trees in search of food, which consists of small mammals, insects, and birds. In many parts of the world, snakes are seen as helpful creatures, due to their feeding on unwanted vermin.[citation needed]

SpeciesEdit

Adder
A poisonous snake found in the Duskwood.[6]
Black mamba 
A very aggressive snake that can grow to over 14 ft (4.3 m) in length.[7]
Boomslang 
A small and docile snake with a very dangerous bite.[8]
Bushmaster 
A powerful form of viper.[9]
Cobra 
A venomous snake with an expandable hood near the neck.[10]
Constrictor 
These snakes are often long, large, and powerful. They use their massive bodies to warp around their prey and slowly squeeze the air from its lungs before consuming it whole. After feeding, these snakes often crawl up a tree to digest their meal over the course of many days.[citation needed]
Fer-de-lance 
A formidable, aggressive type of pit viper.[11]
Gaboon 
A large-fanged viper that blends with its jungle environment.[12]
King cobra 
A very large cobra that can reach up to 18 ft (5.5 m) in length.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 240. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  2. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 280. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 5. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 320. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  5. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 268. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  6. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (Explorer's Manual). (TSR, Inc.), p. 7. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  7. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.
  8. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.
  9. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.
  11. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.
  12. Kevin Melka (January 1997). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Venomous!”. Dragon #237 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 42–48.

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