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Where to Find Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

Where to find snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2 is a question that even harkens back to the old days of the original Red Dead Redemption. Trotting through the sandy plains guarantees a snake threat from time to time, but running away from these slithering creatures may not always be in your best interests. Like more or less any animal in Red Dead Redemption 2, snakes can play a big role in crafting gear. But knowing where to find snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2 isn’t always as easy as it sounds. So, here is the full list of Red Dead Redemption 2 snake locations.

Where to Find Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

Where to find snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

Knowing where to find snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2 means having a sustainable source of meat to fuel that pesky fatigue bar, but it also means you’ll be able to craft a decent sent of gear either to offer some light protection or to sell for a healthy profit.

You can find snakes in numerous places in-game, but by the river on the lower section of Bluewater Marsh is a good spot as any. Building on that, other players have noted places like the beach around Blackwater, or the water around Saint Dennis being great places to track down the creatures. Basically, places surrounded by water are good bets when farming snakes.

How to Find Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

To track down these creatures, it’s best to play things by ear. Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2 work much the same way they did in the last game; meaning they’re all Rattlesnakes at the end of the day. Rattlesnakes are bound to be difficult to find thanks to their relatively small size and proximity to long grass, but being rattlesnakes you’ll hear their signature “hsss” when they’re close.

What to Do With Snakes in Red Dead Redemption 2

Snake hide can be sold straight to merchants for a bit of extra coin, but fashioning them into gear like the Javelina Half Chaps or Snake Bulldogger Hat is usually best. More gear crafts will need materials from other animals, too, but the Rattlesnake Vaquero Saddle for your horse can be pieced together with nothing buy 10 Perfect Snake Skins. To make sure you get the most from your kill, check out our Perfect Pelt guide.