aspidelaps asked: It really depends on the species. For the most part, terrestrial species have very little pain as long as they at or under the 6 ft mark. Think a jab from staple, small, sharp, easy to forget, looks worse than it is. Larger terrestrial snakes like pythons pushing 8 ft plus can cause a lot of pain based on size alone. Arboreals tend to have larger teeth, and a much more dramatically painful bite. That's more sudden, stabbing, lingering and. There are exceptions, that's a very big generalization.