|# of attacks||1|
|Special att/def||poison 3-11|
|Ray Resistances||poison breath
A serpent's poison bite will lower strength. They are slightly faster than humans.
Do not flee, but kill serpents with wands and projectiles. If you are immune to poison, serpents present no problem. If a serpent decrements your strength, drink a potion of rejuvenation.
Dead serpents poison you when eaten if you're not resistant to poison.