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Reed snakes, also known as thin snakes,[2] were a species of small venomous snakes.[1]

Description[]

Reed snakes were small and very thin, usually no more than 4 feet (1.2 meters) long with bodies no thicker than the stem of a small flower.[3] Their dull green scales allowed them to blend in with grass.[1]

Combat[]

A bite from a reed snake released a deadly toxin into the bloodstream of its prey. Due to their size, they only attacked sleeping prey, including humanoids. The bite from a reed snake was usually fatal and caused great pain in the victim, beginning as a slight sting at the site of the bite and eventually radiating throughout the whole body. A neutralize poison spell neutralized the effects of the venom,[1][2] and diamond cure was recommended as an antivenom.[2]

Habitat[]

Reed snakes lived in the temperate grasslands of Pelleor's Prairie in the Backlands region of the Western Heartlands.[1][3]

Ecology[]

Reed snakes hunted during the night. They spent the daytime hours hiding and sleeping, hiding within long grasses or reeds.[1][3]

Appendix[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd, Darrin Drader (July 2004). Serpent Kingdoms. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 84–85. ISBN 0-7869-3277-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Donald J. Bingle (April 1995). “The Hill of Lost Souls”. In Elizabeth T. Danforth ed. Elminster's Ecologies Appendix I (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 0-7869-0115-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Donald J. Bingle (April 1995). “The Hill of Lost Souls”. In Elizabeth T. Danforth ed. Elminster's Ecologies Appendix I (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-7869-0115-2.
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