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Snakes are animals found in Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal, Far Cry 5, and Far Cry New Dawn; a modified variant appears in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

Far Cry 3

“There are few creatures Rook Island natives despise more than snakes. They are considered unclean and eating them is taboo. Rook Island snake venom was used by the CIA in the 1950s to extract secrets from Russian scientists and also as a good alternative to vermouth in martinis.”
Survival Guide

They can usually be found lying coiled in various areas such as at the bottom of Radio Towers, among the trees or inside huts, houses and temple. Their presence is revealed by angry hissing, but they are often difficult to locate. When the player comes too close, the snakes will lunge and bite, taking a small amount of health. 

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

“Admit it. If you lived somewhere where poisonous snakes lurked in the underbrush, you’d want to know they were there long before they bit you. So one scientist had the bright idea of turning nanobots loose to hunt after snakes and paint them in bright neon colours. Sure, it’s graffiti on an unparalleled scale, but this is one act of vandalism everyone can appreciate.”
Data Console

Appears as the Neon Snake in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It appears in various places and can be difficult to spot in grass despite of its bright colour. It is the Blood Dragon equivalent of the standard snakes seen in Far Cry 3.

Far Cry 4

Known as the Pit Viper in Far Cry 4, they can be found around in various places around Kyrat. Their skin is green with a yellow underbelly. Like other snakes in the Far Cry series they hiss when you are near by and will strike if you get too close then slither off.

Pit Vipers are stealthy, as well as dangerous animals. Even though they are rather easy to kill, their bite contains venom that will drain your health. Where there is one, there are likely others, so move slowly and listen for hissing to avoid them. Pit vipers are usually found in mountains or a below a mountain. They can be found near the House of Chiffon or southeast of Banapur on a mountain.

Far Cry Primal

Snakes are found all over Oros, appearing red with dark strips along its body. Their bite can cause poisoning.

Far Cry 5

Snakes can be found throughout Hope County. Their presence is revealed by angry hissing and a rattling sound, but they are often difficult to locate, neither the Binoculars, nor Boomer's ability will reveal them. The bite causes a minor poisoning effect, that does a damage over time effect. The effect can be negated immediately by using a Medkit, or waiting it out.

Far Cry New Dawn

In New Dawn, snake appears the same way as they do previously, but unlike the other Far Cry games, you can loot the snakes now. They can be recognised by their hissing noise and red skin.



  • There are many different species of snake on the Rook Islands, including the distinctive blue malayan coral snake. There are also green and brown snakes too found throughout the islands; besides the visual differences, the effect on gameplay is the same.
  • Snakes are one of the few animals in the games that cannot be located using the camera. 
  • In the handbook entry for snakes, it is said that they are one of the less appreciated animals that make the Rook Islands their home, and that their venom has been used for decades for various purposes. Surprisingly, when bitten, Jason does not seem to suffer any form of venomous effects.
  • In Far Cry 4, snakes are able to attack the player as in Far Cry 3; they attack and bite the player in the arm. But unlike the snakes in Far Cry 3, the snakes in now poison the player by taking health for a few seconds.
  • In the Far Cry 4 Editor, the Snake is not included as an animal unless using Map Editor mods.
  • A glitch can be encountered, if you try run over a snake with a vehicle, you will automatically glitch out of the vehicle and then gets bitten by the snake, the car however will run few meters, either crashing or stops.
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