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Snakes are Creatures in Sea of Thieves. They are sometimes requested by the Merchant Alliance. When a pirate gets near a snake, it will start hissing. If a pirate stays near the snake, it will attack them with a spray of venom. They can be caught in baskets. Snakes can be charmed if a pirate plays music near them, causing them to sway, cease hissing, and not attack. Be aware that snakes can still attack the player while in their baskets, especially while being carried unless the snake is currently charmed. As of the Anniversary Update, snakes can be killed for snake meat and sold to the Hunter's Call or eaten.

It is strongly advised to keep snakes away from other creatures that have been captured, as the snake can kill them if nearby and agitated. It should also be noted that snakes can be used as traps, placing them near loot on the ship to help fight against hostile pirates looking to "inherit" some loot.

Types of Snake

There are four varieties of Snake, each with its own price of Gold.

A Snake is worth 10x more Gold when commissioned by Merchant Alliance voyages.

Type No Voyage Merchant Voyage
Red Striped Snake 10 - 30 Gold 100 - 300 Gold
Blue Dappled Snake 30 - 70 Gold 300 - 700 Gold
Black Scaled Snake 70 - 150 Gold 700 - 1,500 Gold
Golden Snake 150 - 300 Gold 1,500 - 3,000 Gold



When a snake is killed it drops a piece of Snake meat, which can be cooked and sold to The Hunter's Call or to the Sovereigns for a lesser price.

Meat prices (Snake)
(+50% when selling directly to The Hunter's Call)
Raw Under-cooked Cooked Burnt
Sovereigns n/a 40 Gold 45 Gold Gold
Hunter's Call
(with +50% bonus applied)
n/a 60 Gold 68 Gold Gold


  • The Snake's appearance may have been inspired by the real-life Spitting cobra.

Patch history

  • 2.8.6 (September 28, 2023)
    • Charmed Snakes will no longer appear to turn away from the player.
  • 2.3.2 (November 11, 2021)
    • When caging Snakes, leaving them on an island and returning from some distance away should no longer cause them to change colour.
  • 2.2.0 (June 22, 2021)
    • When a player is affected by snake venom, it will now display the full-screen visual effect.
  • 2.0.12 (February 19, 2020)
    • Snakes will once again attack players when placed down while inside a basket.
  • 2.0.8 (October 16, 2019)
    • Selling a snake to the Merchant Alliance now correctly removes the snake audio effects from the world.
  • 2.0 (April 30, 2019)
    • Snakes now all drop Raw Meat.
  • 1.4.3 (February 6, 2019)
    • Snakes inside baskets should now correctly agitate and attack players after migrating with your ship.
    • Snakes now correctly take damage from being shot in the head.
    • Snakes placed in a basket no longer clip through the bottom of the basket.
  • 1.4.0 (November 28, 2018)
    • Snakes in baskets can no longer attack players through the decks of ships.
    • Upon charming and killing a snake, the hissing noise will no longer persist in that location.
  • 1.1.4 (June 28, 2018)
    • Being poisoned by a snake no longer shows the VFX a second time.
  • 1.0.1 (March 27, 2018)
    • Snakes will now behave correctly, turning to face the player when agitated.