Snake
Climate/Terrain: Temperate forests
Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Solitary
Activity Cycle:  Nocturnal
Diet:  Carnivore
Intelligence:  Animal
Treasure: None
Alignment:  True Neutral
Number Appearing: 1
Armor Class: 16
Movement:  Normal
Hit Dice:  3
Attack Bonus: +5
Number of Attacks: 1
Damage/Attack: 1d4 bite plus poison
Special Attacks: Poison
Special Defenses:  None
Size: Small
Morale: Average
Challenge Rating: 2

Description
Typical snakes of this variety hunt by night and can be found hanging in trees or hiding in tall grasses.

Combat
Snakes use stealth to get close to prey so they can employ their powerful bite attack.

The bite attack is both poisonous and disease-bearing. When a character reaches level 10, the bite damage increases to 1d6.

Black Adder Venom
Initial effect: None
Secondary effect: 1d6 strength damage
Save DC: 12
Red Aches
Initial save DC: 15
Secondary save DC: 15
Ability damage: 1d6 strength
Incubation period: 1 hour

As an animal companion, a snake advances with a character's level.

Character LevelBenefits
3-5 +2 HD, +2 AC, +1 Strength, Evasion
6-8 +4 HD, +4 AC, +2 Strength, Evasion
9-11 +6 HD, +6 AC, +3 Strength, Evasion
12-14 +8 HD, +8 AC, +4 Strength, Evasion
15-17 +10 HD, +10 AC, +5 Strength, Improved Evasion
18-20 +12 HD, +12 AC, +6 Strength, Improved Evasion
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