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Ball Python

This nonvenomous snake’s name comes from its tendency to curl into a ball when frightened, though most people know it for its hunting tactic of coiling around prey and crushing victims with its powerful muscles. Nonetheless, brave herpetologists sometimes keep ball pythons as pets.

Recall Knowledge (Nature): DC 15

Ball PythonCreature 1

NMediumAnimal
Source Bestiary pg. 302
Perception +6; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +6, Stealth +6, Survival +4
Str +3, Dex +3, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -2
AC 16, Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +4
HP 20
Tighten Coils ReactionReaction Trigger A creature grabbed or restrained by the ball python attempts to Escape. Effect The DC of the Escape check is increased by 2.
Speed 20 feet, climb 20 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +8, Damage 1d8+3 piercing plus GrabConstrict Single ActionSingle Action 1d8 bludgeoning, DC 17Wrap in Coils Single ActionSingle Action Requirement A Medium or smaller creature is grabbed or restrained in the ball python’s jaws. Effect The ball python moves the creature into its coils, freeing its jaws to make attacks, then uses Constrict against the creature. The ball python’s coils can hold one creature.

All Monsters in "Snake"

NameLevel
Ball Python1
Giant Anaconda8
Giant Viper2
Viper-1

Snake

Source Bestiary pg. 302
Snakes come in an array of forms, from jungle-dwelling constrictors that wrap around their prey to venomous vipers with deadly bites. Regardless, all snakes consume their prey whole by unhinging their jaws and using powerful muscles to move the food down their throats and into their stomachs.

Snake Resources

Snakeskin’s distinctive pattern and wide variety of applications makes it a sought-after resource, and the hides of extra-large snakes such as giant anacondas can fetch a fine price in the right market. Such oversized snake hides can be used to craft clothing of snakeskin leather, including boots and gloves, as well as other items such as scabbards, backpacks, and even tents or makeshift boats. A snake’s hide can be cleanly removed with a successful Crafting check or appropriate Lore check.

Snakes in Mythology

Snakes appear frequently and prominently in the myths and legends of many cultures throughout the Inner Sea region. In Ancient Osirion, snakes were revered and associated both with the evil serpent god Apep and the good goddess Wadjet, the Green Empress. Perhaps the best-known example of snakes in Golarion’s legends are the serpentfolk— serpentine humanoids who ruled vast swaths of the world in prehistoric times and worshipped a foul snake deity called Ydersius.