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Giant Anaconda

The monstrous giant anaconda is capable of swallowing whole creatures as big as horses—to say nothing of their riders. Although novice bushwhackers watch out for snakes that might drop on them from the jungle canopy above, giant anacondas are most commonly encountered in ponds and rivers, where they feed on prey including manatees and capybaras.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 24

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Giant AnacondaCreature 8

Source Bestiary pg. 303
Perception +17; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 60 feet
Skills Acrobatics +15, Athletics +21, Stealth +15, Survival +15
Str +7, Dex +3, Con +6, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha -2
AC 25; Fort +20, Ref +17, Will +15
HP 175
Tighten Coils ReactionReaction Trigger A creature grabbed or restrained by the giant anaconda attempts to Escape. Effect The DC of the Escape check is increased by 2.
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet, swim 30 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +21 [+16/+11] (reach 10 feet), Damage 2d10+7 piercing plus GrabMelee Single ActionSingle Action tail +21 [+17/+13] (agile, reach 15 feet), Damage 2d8+7 bludgeoning plus Push 10 feetGreater Constrict Single ActionSingle Action 1d10+7 bludgeoning, DC 26Slither Single ActionSingle Action The giant anaconda Strides, Climbs, or Swims up to half its Speed, pulling any creatures it has grabbed with it.Swallow Whole Single ActionSingle Action (attack) Large, 1d10+7 bludgeoning, Rupture 21Wrap in Coils Single ActionSingle Action (attack) Requirement A Large or smaller creature is grabbed or restrained in the giant anaconda’s jaws. Effect The giant anaconda moves the creature into its coils, freeing its jaws to make attacks, then uses Greater Constrict against the creature. The giant anaconda’s coils can hold as many creatures as will fit in its space.

All Monsters in "Snake"

Ball Python1
Emperor Cobra5
Giant Anaconda8
Giant Viper2
Rat Snake Swarm2
Sea Snake0
Viper Swarm4


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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Eating Habits

Snakes of all sorts eat their meals by devouring their prey whole. After incapacitating a creature, a snake unhinges its jaw and consumes the creature entirely, even if it's more than twice the diameter of the snake's body. A snake can consume a creature of the same size as itself or smaller, but most snakes are logy and sluggish while the meal digests.

Sidebar - Additional Lore Slithering Packs

Despite their solitary natures, snakes come together in swarms for purposes of hibernation or mating. However, a few species have learned to stick together and coordinate their hunting efforts, leading to slithering packs of predatory snakes.

Sidebar - Treasure and Rewards 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.

Sidebar - Additional Lore 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.