Ophidian hatchlings are curious and fearless, happily poking at anything new they find. Fortunately for them they are also lightning-fast, and have a magical talent for escape. No one has actually seen them use this talent, but turn your back on a confined ophidian for more than a few seconds, and they will be out of it when you look again. Frequent changes to their habitat, especially puzzle-items with some treat inside, are an decent way to keep them from wandering too much, but anybody raising one should still expect to find the small snake tucked in a shoe or coat-pocket from time to time.
At about a yard long, the ophidians of the Grass Forest are hardly the most threatening constrictors in the world. But they may well be the boldest. Most varieties sport bright colors usually reserved for venomous snakes, and even the plainer ones will hiss threateningly or strike in imitation of their deadlier kin. Their bravado is mostly for show however; strikes are invariably near-misses, and if pushed they will grudgingly make way. Unless, of course, the creature pushing happens to be smaller than the ophidian. Far be it from them to deny a determined meal.
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Myrin