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Display Snake
Health points 10 (2hearts2hearts2hearts2hearts2hearts)
Attack strength Easy: 2 (Poisoned 2hearts)
Normal: 2 (Poisoned 2hearts)
Hard: 3 (Poisoned 2heartsPoisoned 1hearts)

Poison for 7 sec (Poisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 2heartsPoisoned 1hearts)

Spawn Solid surfaced blocks with a minimum of two block spaces above them and the Wyvern Lair.
First appearances See History
Drops Grid Egg Egg (0-2)
Experience 1–3
Sounds Idle






Snakes are tamable mobs found in the Overworld and the Wyvern Lair.

Spawning Edit

Natural generation Edit

Snakes spawn on opaque blocks at light levels of 9 or more with at least 2 block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation. However, snakes spawned depend on the biome. Rattlesnakes and spotted snakes can only be found in deserts; cobras spawn in jungles, green, orange and coral snakes spawn in plains, and dark snakes can spawn almost anywhere.

Wyvern Lair Edit

Snakes can spawn anywhere in the Wyvern Lair with a light level of 9 or more.

Appearance Edit

Snakes are small, elongated, legless mobs.

Drops Edit

Snakes will drop 0-2 eggs upon death. They drop 1 to 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior Edit

Python attacking

A python attacking the player.

Snakes wander around aimlessly, avoiding cliffs high enough to cause fall damage, and tend to swim in water. Snakes can be heard hissing occasionally. Each snake has their own behavior, and some may be harder to find than others. Snakes may be passive or hostile depending on the species.

Unlike other mobs, snakes can't jump, and instead will automatically scale up blocks, much like scorpions and vanilla spiders.

If a player is holding a mouse or bird near a snake and then drops it, the snake will hunt it down; they usually attack these small creatures.


There are two types of passive snakes: the dark snake and spotted snake. They will flee from the player when approached, and they won't attack you, even if attacked first.

Hostile Edit

Snake warning

An aggressive snake will lift its head up when you are near as a warning.

There are six aggressive snakes. They lift up their heads and hiss at you when a player or mouse is near them as a warning. If you move three blocks away, the snake will ignore you. However, if the player or mouse continues to remain in the range of a hostile snake, it will become aggressive and attack the player/mouse, with some species capable of poisoning you with a Poison III effect for several seconds, which can drain your health very quickly; most hostile snakes are venomous.


When a venomous snake (such as an orange snake) touches the player or a mouse/bird, they will be inflicted with Poison III for seven seconds. This poison drains the player's health more than Poison I or Poison II.


  • Some snakes are venomous; and are capable of draining your health quickly if they poison you. Keep your distance if you provoke a venomous snake.
  • They can be easy to kill, a stone or better sword is best against them.
  • Unlike rats, attacking one snake will not provoke other snakes in the area. This can be used to make eggs easier to obtain.

Taming Edit

Snake Egg

A snake egg that was placed next to a torch, ready to hatch.

If a snake egg is placed in a well lit area, it will hatch a tamed baby snake after a certain period of time. After the egg hatches, the naming screen will then appear. A tamed snake can be picked up by right-clicking on it, and can be placed down by right-clicking again. Tamed snakes can be healed with raw rat.

Tamed snakes are passive, and will never attack the player. It will try to attack any birds, including tamed ones; even if they are on your head. It also won't retreat when approached.

As time passes, the snake will grow larger until it reaches its maximum size. Green snakes, coral snakes and spotted snakes stay small, but pythons and cobras can grow relatively large.

Variations Edit

Snakes spawn with eight different skins, including green, orange, dark brown (python), dark green, spotted, brownish-green (rattlesnake), red-black stripes (coral) and green-red (cobra).

Image Name Rarity Behavior
Python Common Hostile
Cobra Rare Hostile
Light Green Snake
Green snake Common Hostile
Orange Snake
Orange snake Rare Hostile
Shy Green Snake
Dark snake Rare Passive
Coral Snake
Coral snake Rare Hostile
Spotted Snake
Spotted snake Common Passive
Rattle Snake
Rattlesnake Common Hostile

Commands Edit

To get a snake egg, input one of the following commands below. Look above for the ID of the snake egg you desire.

Minecraft version Command
1.6 or earlier/give @p 4101 1 [ID]
1.7 and later/give @p MoCreatures:mocegg 1 [ID]

 History Edit


v4.5.1 Edit

- Snakes are healed with raw rat.

v4.3.1 Edit

- You can now name your tamed birds, bunnies and snakes by using an amulet or book.


- Fixed snake head rotation.

v4.2.0 Edit

- Fixed pet mounting (birds, bunnies, snakes, turtles, kitties).

v4.1.1 Edit

- Fixed snake attack animation.

v3.7.0 Edit

- Increased speed of the snakes.

v3.6.0 Edit

- Snakes are slightly faster.

v3.5.0 Edit

- Added snakes.

There are eight different kinds of snakes including a couple of shy snakes that will run away from the player and venomous snakes like corals, cobras, rattle snakes. 

 There are also aggressive pythons. Different kind of snakes spawn based on the biomes. Rattlesnakes only spawn on deserts.

Snakes mind their own business, if you get too close they will alert and hiss, giving you time to run away. If you don't they will attack you.

A player carrying a bird or mice will attract the nearby snakes. They hunt down small creatures.

You can obtain snake eggs. A snake egg that is dropped near a torch will hatch and the baby snake will be tamed and can be picked up. Tamed snakes won't attack the player.

Trivia Edit

  • Pythons can slither on top of water, and don't become submerged like other snakes. When snakes swim, you can hear the slithering sounds they make when they do so.
  • Snakes never take fall damage, even when the player lifts it up into the air and drops it.

Gallery Edit

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