Flying Snake

Tiny beast, unaligned

Armor Class 14
Hit Points 5 (2d4)
Speed 30 ft., climb 10 ft., fly 60 ft.

4 (-3) 18 (+4) 11 (+0) 2 (-4) 12 (+1) 5 (-3)

Senses blindsight 10 ft., passive Perception 11
Challenge 1/8 (25 XP)


  • Flyby. The snake doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks when it flies out of an enemy’s reach.
  • Familiar. With the GM’s permission, the find familiar spell can summon this creature.
  • Standing Leap. The flying snake’s long jump is up to 10 feet and its high jump is up to 5 feet, with or without a running start.


  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 1 piercing damage plus 7 (3d4) poison damage. If the poison damage reduces the target to 0 hit points, the target is stable but poisoned for 1 hour, even after regaining hit points, and is paralyzed while poisoned in this way.


This flying snake species reaches up to three feet in length. Its body is brown, but covered in rich red scales.

Clusters of red, orange, and yellow-colored scales in the shape of flower petals line the dorsal area from the base of the neck to the tail. It has feathered wings that match its coloration jutting from its back.

Flying snakes are native to Ozamaland, where they are tamed by the local communities as pets. Some hunters use them to assist in pursuing game, particularly small birds hiding in trees after they flush them out from the bushes.

Coconut Climbers. Flying snakes are arboreal and rarely descend from the high canopy of trees in the wild. They live in a variety of habitats, from the densest jungles to secondary forests and wizards’ gardens. On islands, they have a notable preference for the tops of coconut palms. While best known for flying from tree to tree, they are also skillful climbers.

Vermin Hunters. Flying snakes hunts small prey, mainly tree-dwelling lizards, rodents, frogs, and birds. Their fangs are short, located in the back of their mouth, with the venom injected through grooves in their fangs. This mild venom incapacitates most small prey that they’ve bitten and are well inside their mouths. They lay between six and eleven eggs, which look much like adults but with brighter colors upon hatching.

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