Tunnel snakes were a life form indigenous to Pern.


After Landing, first year

Tunnel snakes are a native animal to Pern. Some of them are edible, but when Porrig Connell leader trapped, skinned, and grilled some, he took one bite and had to wash out his mouth because it started to swell. He gave the order to his people to kill them. They wanted dogs to go down the holes to get them. After Sean Connell impressed his two browns, he was put to watching the babies, after a blue molted tunnel snake took a bite out of them.

First Interval — Second Pass

Iantine and the woodman with whom he stayed survived by eating them, while waiting out the first storm in Bitra Hold after Iantine finished his contract with then Holder.

Second Interval — Third Pass

Fiona used to trap them. She warned the others about them about at Igen Weyr. Nuelsk was killed by a bite from one.

Far Western Continent

On Eastern Isle and Western Isle, they grow bigger than the ones on the Northern Continent or Southern Continent.

Eight Interval — Ninth Pass

K'van earned marks by catching tunnel snakes, and Pell would boast that they are good eating. He caught many in Igen Caverns and in the woods in Lemos Hold; they were used by many folks while traveling.


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