Snakes were a group of reptiles which lacked limbs. Snakes were sometimes referred to informally as serpents. Some snakes were venomous.
The 22nd century Earth Starfleet survival training course involved living on recycled sweat and snake meat. (ENT: "Desert Crossing")
In the mid-22nd century, Hoshi Sato and two other teachers took a hydro-skimmer to visit a tributary of the Amazon River. Sato saw sloths, pink dolphins, and many kinds of snakes there, which frightened her a lot. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")
A snake that would fall down on a hapless victim when a doorbell was pulled was part of the Sherlock Holmes holographic story that Data and Geordi La Forge ran in 2365. (TNG: "Elementary, Dear Data")
When Commander Riker was suffering from acute lack of REM sleep in 2367, he hallucinated that there were snakes underneath his blanket. (TNG: "Night Terrors")
In 2370, the D'Arsay archive turned parts of a photon torpedo on USS Enterprise-D into living snakes. (TNG: "Masks")
The group of snakes included garter snakes, rat snakes, and milk snakes, all common and harmless.
A green and white striped snake was native to the planet Bajor. Vedek Bareil saw one of these snakes during an Orb experience in 2370. (DS9: "The Collaborator")
The snake in Bareil's vision was an emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus).
A yellow snake species was also native to the planet Soukara. Jadzia Dax and Worf encountered one of them during their mission on Soukara. (DS9: "Change of Heart")
The snake on Soukara was an albino Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus), a color variant popular in the pet trade.
Trakor's Third Prophecy makes reference to vipers, indicating the existence of snakes on Bajor. (DS9: "Destiny")
Types of snakeEdit
A creature that appears on Dakala in ENT: "Rogue Planet" was referred to, in that episode's final draft script, as a snake, but is referred to as a "bug" on screen.
Sentient snake-like speciesEdit