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Red Striped Snake
Red Striped Snake.png
Type Snake
Behaviour Hostile
(Pacified by music)
Company Merchant Alliance icon.png Merchant Alliance
Sell to Senior Traders or
The Servant of the Flame
Related Snake Basket
Base Gold Reward 10-30 Gold.png
Base Commissioned Reward 100-300 Gold.png
Emissary Value 54
Commissioned Emissary Value 810

Red Striped Snakes are a type of Snake in Sea of Thieves. The Red Striped Snake can be caught inside a Snake Basket and sold to the Merchant Alliance for Gold, Reputation (and Emissary Value when sailing as Trading Company Emissaries). Alternatively, snakes can be killed for Snake Meat, which can then be cooked and eaten for Health or sold to The Hunter's Call for Gold and Reputation.


Snakes can be found roaming around on Islands, minding their own business. Snakes have very little health and drop raw Snake Meat when killed. Any Snakes that die to Fire or Explosives may leave behind Burnt or Cooked Meat instead.

Snakes are one of the three Animals that are valuable to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company. The Merchant Senior Traders on Outposts offer Merchant Voyages that may send players in search of Snakes to be captured and delivered to a specific Outpost by a specific time. Red Striped Snakes may be one of the Animals required for capture in a Merchant Contract. To capture a Snake, players need to hold a Snake Basket in hand and hold down the Primary Interact Button near them. Snake Baskets can be picked up from any Senior Trader at Outposts when Snakes are requested in the Merchant Contract. Snake Baskets can also randomly be found on Islands.

Snakes are naturally aggressive towards anything which approaches, including pirates, Animals and Skeletons.

Snakes inside Snake Baskets will still act aggressively towards all approaching pirates, Animals and Skeletons, as well as being aggressive whilst carried.

Snakes can be made passive for a short duration by playing them a Shanty.

Snakes inside Snake Baskets can still die from any source of damage meaning that they need to be kept safe from any source of harm.

Snake Baskets cannot be sold empty and are only valuable with a Snake inside.


Red Striped Snakes captured inside Snake Baskets can be sold for an un-commissioned reward or a commissioned reward when a Merchant Contract for the snake is issued. Alternatively Snake Meat from a killed Snake can be sold to The Hunter's Call.


Red Striped Snakes inside Snake Baskets can be sold to:

The following is the reward chart for the sold un-commissioned Snake:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 10 Gold.png 30 Gold.png 0
I 10 Gold.png 30 Gold.png 54
II 13 Gold.png 39 Gold.png 71.82
III 16 Gold.png 50 Gold.png 90.18
IV 20 Gold.png 60 Gold.png 108
V 25 Gold.png 75 Gold.png 135


If Crews have an active Merchant Contract Commission, requesting the delivery of a captured Red Striped Snake to a specified Senior Trader by a set time, they can earn 10 times as much gold and 15 times as much Emissary Value for the delivered animal. This bonus does not apply when sold to the Reaper's Bones Company.

The following is the reward chart for the sold commissioned Snake:

Emissary Grade Gold (Min.) Gold (Max.) Emissary Value
No Emissary 100 Gold.png 300 Gold.png 0
I 100 Gold.png 300 Gold.png 810
II 133 Gold.png 399 Gold.png 1077.3
III 167 Gold.png 501 Gold.png 1352.7
IV 200 Gold.png 600 Gold.png 1620
V 250 Gold.png 750 Gold.png 2025

Snake Meat[]

Cooked Snake Meat can be sold to The Hunter's Call Representatives on any Seapost for Gold and Reputation with the Company.

The following is the reward chart for sold Snake Meat:

Snake Meat Value
Raw Under-Cooked Cooked Burnt
Snake Meat X 40 Gold.png 45 Gold.png Gold.png

Where to Find[]

Red Striped Snakes can be found on any Island that has Snakes as their native Animal. The following is a list of all Islands that have a native habitat of Snakes:



Merchant Alliance Commendations:

Reaper's Bones Commendations:

Athena's Fortune Commendations: