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Snake, Constrictor

This large snake has a thick, muscular body and dull green scales decorated with dirty brown stripes.

Constrictor Snake CR 2

XP 600

N Medium animal

Init +3; Senses scent; Perception +12

Defense

AC 15, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 natural)

hp 19 (3d8+6)

Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +2

Offense

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.

Melee bite +5 (1d4+4 plus grab)

Special Attacks constrict (1d4+4)

Statistics

Str 17, Dex 17, Con 12, Int 1, Wis 12, Cha 2

Base Atk +2; CMB +5 (+9 grapple); CMD 18 (can't be tripped)

Feats Skill Focus (Perception), Toughness

Skills Acrobatics +15, Climb +11, Perception +12, Stealth +11, Swim +11; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth,+8 Acrobatics

Ecology

Environment warm forests, swamps, and fresh water

Organization solitary or nest (2–6)

Treasure none

Be they jungle-dwelling pythons or swamp-dwelling boas like the anaconda, constrictor snakes are among the most deadly predatory animals of the tropical wilds. Fortunately, these large snakes are relatively passive, save for when they are preparing to shed their skins or are particularly hungry. Nevertheless, the sinuous creatures are held in fear by many societies who often ascribe fiendish qualities to them.

The constrictor snake presented here is a relatively small one. You can create stats for a larger maneater like an anaconda by applying the advanced and giant simple templates, or by advancing the stats above to a 7 HD Large snake (CR 5), or even a 14 HD Huge snake (CR 10).

Snake, Venomous

This brightly colored snake assumes an aggressive posture, its hissing mouth open to display its fangs.

Venomous Snake CR 1

XP 400

N Medium animal

Init +5; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +9

Defense

AC 14, touch 11, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +3 natural)

hp 13 (2d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +1

Offense

Speed 20 ft., climb 20 ft., swim 20 ft.

Melee bite +2 (1d4–1 plus poison)

Statistics

Str 8, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 1, Wis 13, Cha 2

Base Atk +1; CMB +0; CMD 11 (can't be tripped)

Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon FinesseB

Skills Acrobatics +9, Climb +9, Perception +9, Stealth +9, Swim +9; Racial Modifiers +4 Perception, +4 Stealth, +8 Acrobatics; modifies Climb and Swim with Dexterity

Ecology

Environment any temperate or warm

Organization solitary, pair, or nest (3–8)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Poison (Ex) Bite—injury; save Fort DC 13; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d2 Con; cure 1 save.

Countless species of poisonous snakes dwell in the wild, their bites capable of bringing down creatures much larger than themselves. Snakes of the size presented here are thankfully rarer than their smaller kin, but many species of rattlesnake, cobra, and similar reptiles can grow to this size.

Venomous snakes are generally far more aggressive than constrictor snakes, and even larger variants do exist: you can create stats for a king cobra, for example, by applying the advanced and giant simple templates to the stats given above.