A serpentine reptile native to Altair VI. The snake’s venom can be used to produce a poison, which simulates a heart attack in some Humanoids, among them Altairians. Several historic assassinations using the poison propelled the Demonsnake to popular awareness in the Altair system. While in centuries past seemingly random deaths of high-profile figures were explained as demonic activity, more recent analysis suggests the poison was to blame; hence the creature’s common name. The actual snake is rather docile, undeserving of its popular image.