Snakes are an animal that can be found in Stranded Deep. They are aggressive creatures that will attack if near the player. If killed by the player, they can be skinned using the Refined Knife for one chunk of Small Meat.
A very effective way to defend an attack from a snake is to throw a single Refined Spear, which will kill the snake instantly due to its low health. However, two crude spears are much cheaper and an easier option to use.
Snakes will make a hissing sound when they are near the player and whenever they are about to bite player. They generally live in tall grass, keep in mind that they can't climb player placed structures or Shipwrecks. Hitting the snake twice will kill it.
Snakes will attempt to bite the player if approached. If the player is bitten twice in rapid succession, then they will lose a portion of hydration. If the player is bitten three times, then they will lose a portion of health. They also will be given the Poisoning effect if bitten. The player cannot be given a higher level of Poisoning no matter how many times they have been bitten.