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Snakes in a torpedo case

The hallucinated snakes of Cmdr. Riker in 2367

Snakes were a group of reptiles which lacked limbs. Snakes were sometimes referred to informally as serpents. Some snakes were venomous.

On Earth, there was an ancient African myth about a giant serpent called the night beast. (ST: "The Girl Who Made the Stars")

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 from Amazon University 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 Bajoran snake

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 snake from planet Soukara

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 made reference to vipers, indicating the existence of snakes on Bajor. (DS9: "Destiny")

Types of snakes and serpents

A creature that appears on Dakala in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Rogue Planet" was referred to, in that episode's final draft script, as a snake, but is referred to as a "bug" on screen.
The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series bible described the Trill symbiont Dax as resembling "a short, fat snake".

Sentient snake-like species

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