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).