N Medium Animal
Senses Perception +6; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +6, Athletics +6, Stealth +6, Survival +4
Str +3, Dex +3, Con +3, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -2
AC 16; Fort +8, Ref +10, Will +4
Tighten Coils Trigger A creature grabbed or restrained by the ball python attempts to Escape.
Effect The DC of the Escape check is increased by 2.
Speed 20 feet, climb 20 feet, swim 20 feet
Melee jaws +8, Damage 1d8+3 piercing plus Grab
Constrict 1d8 bludgeoning, DC 17
Wrap in Coils Requirement A Medium or smaller creature is grabbed or restrained in the ball python's jaws. Effect The ball python moves the creature into its coils, freeing its jaws to make attacks, then uses Constrict against the creature. The ball python's coils can hold one creature.
This nonvenomous snake's name comes from its tendency to curl into a ball when frightened, though most people know it for its hunting tactic of coiling around prey and crushing victims with its powerful muscles. Nonetheless, brave herpetologists sometimes keep ball pythons as pets.