Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hoop Snake

The Hoop Snake is a "Fearsome Critter," one of the fantastic animals mentioned in stories from the American west. The snake coils itself into a hoop shape and rolls down hills to gain momentum when hunting. At the moment of impact it straightens out like a spear and impales it's prey with a poison stinger in it's tail.

Tales of the Hoop Snake probably evolved from sightings of Sidewiders and other snakes with similar locomotion.

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