The Tsuchinoko is a rare animal that can only be captured by using mousetraps. He can be found in a lot of different areas (people usually try it on the area where you fight The Fear after you beat him), but it’s really random and it might take a while. Making sure every animal in the area is either dead or captured ensures a better chance of capturing the Tsuchinoko. Don’t eat it or kill it. If you manage to have it on your inventory when you finish the game you get the Infinity Face Paint, which gives you infinite ammo and is necessary for the Only Skin Deep achievement. Also keep in mind that you have to recapture the Tsuchinoko after you escape from prison. You’ll find it in Thikogornyj after the cutscene with Eva behind the waterfall, and you need to tranquilize it again if you want the Infinity Face Paint.
No, you catch it by killing all the animals before the fight with The Fear then laying down a moustrap. After it gets taken off you in the torture scene, it's at the entrance to the cave where you meet Eva.
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@7 no the way you catch the snake solid, liquid, and solidus is when yh fight boss yhr supposed to throw a bunch of flash bangs around mainly near the logs you'll see around and there is a different snake in each log, the tsuichinko was a pain and after i had him i was like fucking sweet, but after i lost him and went to find him he abandonded me and i was like POR QUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Confirmed you can catch at the north end of the zone after defeating The Fear. I laid down 4 mousetraps and I caught it about 15 minutes later. Crawl over the traps once you're done to pick em up. Now to get it at the waterfall once I get to that part.
An easy way to get this is to use your sonar to kill all the animals in the area you can see. You should see a dot on the sonar that points to no animal. Lay a trap on it and just wait around nearby. The Tsuchinoko should get caught in under 2 ish minutes.
- Go to the base with the Hind, pre-Ocelot boss - Take mousetrap from area (one in food shed another in building I think) - Sneak back out the way you came (electric fence area) - Save game - Drop mousetrap - Run back to Helicopter base - Run back the electric fence area - Repeat until you hear a sound effect upon entry, it'll be the Tsuchinoko
There is around a 10% chance of getting it, just run back and forth.
Get the mousetrap, and in a nearby area (I forgot the name, its been a while since I played :S) there are only electric fences, guard dogs and patrolling enemies, with no visible animals. Set the trap, and the ONLY thing you can catch is the Tsuchinoko, so just listen for the little noise when the trap goes off