|Release date||28 March 2006 (Update)|
|Combat level||60, 120 or 140|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Snake hides (must use knife to retrieve this drop). Bones if your escort does more damage.|
|Examine text|| A large snake that thrives in swamps.|
after killing:A snake that thrived in the swamp, until it met you.
A Swamp snake is an aggressive monster encountered during the Temple Trekking and Burgh de Rott activities. When killed, a snake usually leaves behind a Dead swamp snake as its Remains. If the player's follower in the activity becomes involved in combat with a swamp snake, the snake may drop regular Bones instead, even if the player kills the snake.
By using a knife on a dead swamp snake, the player can obtain 2-5 swamp snake hides. These hides differ in colouring from the Snake hides obtained from Bush snakes but like bush snake hides can be tanned to make Snakeskin, used for Snakeskin armour.
They don't easily switch targets, even if you attack them, and will often need to be killed as fast as possible if one targets a weak follower, otherwise it will make your follower use a lot of food or potentially force the follower to flee.
- Swamp snakes have some inaccurate features real snakes do not have. For example, swamp snakes move with their head held up, whereas real snakes move with their head on the ground and only raise their heads when threatening attackers.
- Swamp snakes are brown while the snake hides are greenish with yellow spots.