The plains snake (S."Nathair") was roughly six feet long. It had a thick triangular head and a cream-colored body overlaid with a dark diamond pattern. Hiding in shallow burrows and hunting amidst the tall grass of the steppes or plains, the serpent was a quiet creature that relied on stealth and patience in order to defeat its foes. Rodents, birds, and small lizards made up its diet.
Although ostensibly cunning, the nathair angered easily and would vigorously defend itself rather than flee, even in a fruitless confrontation. Its venom was rather toxic. Symptoms included swelling, weak pulse, shock, and wide discolorations.
- Retrieved from [Realms of Arda]; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]