The Hunter Snake is a recurring enemy found throughout Dragon Valley. It is both the second overall boss and mid-boss in Freedom Planet. The Hunter Snake resembles a giant purple snake with golden armour along it's back and the top of it's head. It has lots of fangs unlike real snakes which only have two or four.
The Hunter Snake appears to be a companion or mount of Serpentine, as in the cinematic after clearing Dragon Valley, when Torque curls into a ball, Serpentine cries, "Where's that blasted snake mount?!" only to find one of its segments fall to the ground next to him. (In the beta/original version of Freedom Planet, there is a small cutscene before Dragon Valley that shows the Hunter Snake rising from behind a hill and Serpentine riding on its back) It is not known as to whether the Hunter Snakeis a mutant animal or an alien creature brought by Serpentine and Brevon.
The Hunter Snake will pop out of different holes in the ground and fly around in different, easily-telegraphed patterns. After entering one of the holes, it could pop back out to spit fireballs at Lilac or Carol. To defeat it, the player's character simply needs to destroy the shells protecting the different segments of its body and then attack its head. In the mid-boss battle, the player only needs to attack it once. Later in Dragon Valley, it will hide in waterfalls and occasionally pop out to spit fireballs at the character.
The major boss battle has the same strategy as with the mid-boss battle, except now there will be boulders falling down from above, and the Snake Mount can also perform a bouncing/rolling attack before burrowing into one of the holes. The Hunter Snake's head now also needs to be damaged at least three times in order to defeat it for the second and final time, and boulders will fall down from above for each time the Hunter Snake's head is damaged. The boulders can be attacked and destroyed, as they have a chance to drop a Health Petal. After it's head is damaged once, it will have recovered half of it's segments when it returns, and after the second time, it will have zero segments left, leaving it's head vulnerable to an attack.