Red Dead Redemption 2

The Complete Guide to Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

Snakes are one of the most common small animals in Red Dead Redemption 2. They are small reptiles that hunt other small animals such as birds and mice. There are many different types of snakes, such as the black-tailed rattlesnake, the sunglow boa snake, and the midland water snake. Though they all look different, they act essentially the same and can be hunted all the same. The only real difference between them is the locations where you can find them. When hunting snakes, it is a good idea to dismount your horse, since horses will get spooked by them as soon as they see them. There is no legendary version of the snake.

Best Weapons to Kill Snakes With

Snakes are small animals, so it is important to not use too powerful of a weapon when hunting them if you want to get a perfect kill. Because of this, we recommend using the bow with small game arrows. Though other types of arrow or other weapons could be used, such as the repeater rifle, your kill quality will be worse, so it is best to avoid it when possible.

Snake Locations

Snakes are located all throughout the map. They are most commonly found in marsh and swamp areas, with different types of snakes spawning in different ones. For example, the Southern Copperhead is often found in Lemoyne, whereas the Northern water snakes are found in the Northern regions such as Roanoke Ridge.

Snake Items

MaterialCostKill Quality
Perfect Snake Carcass$2.50Perfect
Good Snake Carcass$1.50Good
Perfect Snake Skin$1.15Perfect
Poor Snake Carcass$1Poor
Good Snake Skin$0.69Good
Poor Snake Skin$0.46Poor
Stringy Meat$0.25Any

Snake Crafting

Many different items can be made out of snake skins, ranging from saddles to banjo heads. Since snakes are small animals, they also can make stringy meat, just like other small animals such as chipmunks.

Item NamePricingHow to unlock
Rattlesnake Vaquero Saddle$120Perfect Snake Skin x10
Snake Skin Cavalry Gloves$26Perfect Boar Pelt, Perfect Snake Skin
Snake Bulldogger Hat$23Perfect Sheep Hide, Perfect Snake Skin
Legendary Alligator Gambler’s Hat$22Legendary Alligator Skin, Perfect Snake Skin x2
Javelina Half Chaps$18Perfect Collared Peccary Pig Pelt, Perfect Snake Skin
Snake Skin Banjo Head$0Perfect Snake Skin x2

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