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The Snow Snake (Ophidia niphophilia) is an unusual Awakened snake that has pure white fur all along its back, with non-reflecting scales on its belly. It has ruby-red eyes and a small mouth that sports poisonous fangs. It reaches up to 2.5 meters in length.
Snow Snakes feed on small mammals and reptiles, being active throughout the year. This makes it particularly adept at hunting hibernating mammals. During the summer months is when the snow snake becomes torpid and hibernates until winter. They are immune to the effects of cold, but vulnerable to fire. Snow snakes are venomous and can be dangerous to travelers over snowy areas.
The Snow Snake is found throughout the colder northern regions of British Columbia. Most recently the Snow Snake has been spotted during the months of December through April. The most predominate area for Snow Snakes in the last several is the Mountains of Northern British Columbia. Scientific information has proven that the snakes have chosen this area due to the vast amount of small game that hibernates there during the winter. The most recent Snow Snake sighting was March 2,2014. At Aitken Creek Gas Plant, BC
It is all white with a red stripe on its back, with a poisonous bite. Snowmobilers of the area will attest that the only antidote for the deadly bite is to carry a silver flask filled with brandy. One shot for every bite usually will fend off the worst effects.
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- Paranormal Animals of North America, 150-151