Snake Constrictor

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From Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Wirbelthiere (Picture atlas of the scientific and popular natural history of vertebrates), by Leopold Fitzinger, Vienna, 1864.

Boa constrictor.

From Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Wirbelthiere (Picture atlas of the scientific and popular natural history of vertebrates), by Leopold Fitzinger, Vienna, 1864.

Constrictor snakes usually are not aggressive and flee when confronted. They hunt for food but do not attempt to make a meal out of any creature that is too large to constrict.

Constrictor snake
Medium animal
Hit Dice 3d8+6 (19 hp)
Initiative +3
Speed 20 ft. (4 squares), Climb 20 ft., Swim 20 ft.
Armor Class 15 (+3 Dexterity, +2 natural), touch 13, flat-footed 12
Base Attack/Grapple +2/+5
Attack Bite +5 melee (1d3+4)
Full Attack Bite +5 melee (1d3+4)
Space/Reach 5 ft./5 ft
Special Attacks Constrict 1d3+4, improved grab
Special Qualities Scent
Saves Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +2
Abilities Strength 17, Dexterity 17, Constitution 13, Intelligence 1, Wisdom 12, Charisma 2
Skills Balance +11, Climb +14, Hide +10, Listen +7, Spot +7, Swim +11
Feats Alertness, Toughness
Environment Warm forests
Organization Solitary
Challenge Rating 2
Advancement 4-5 HD (Medium); 6-10 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment -

Combat

Constrictor snakes hunt by grabbing prey with their mouths and then squeezing it with their powerful bodies.

Constrict (Ex) On a successful grapple check, a constrictor snake deals 1d3+4 points of damage.

Improved Grab (Ex) To use this ability, a constrictor snake must hit with its bite attack. It can then attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If it wins the grapple check, it establishes a hold and can constrict.

Skills Snakes have a +4 racial bonus on Hide, Listen, and Spot checks and a +8 racial bonus on Balance and Climb checks. A snake can always choose to take 10 on a Climb check, even if rushed or threatened. Snakes use either their Strength modifier or Dexterity modifier for Climb checks, whichever is higher. A snake has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard. It can always choose to take 10 on a Swim check, even if distracted or endangered. It can use the run action while swimming, provided it swims in a straight line.

See Also Snake, Giant Constrictor

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