hoop snake definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of snakes, such as the mud serpent, said to grasp the tail in the lips and move with a rolling, hooplike motion.
    • A mythical animal regarding the US and Australia, a snake that grasps its tail with its jaws and thereby rolls following its victim like a wheel.
    • a harmless serpent of this Southern usa (Abaster erythrogrammus); -- so named from the mistaken thought that it curves it self into a hoop, taking its end into its mouth, and rolls with great velocity.
    • any one of various safe North American snakes which were previously considered to simply take tail in lips and roll along like a hoop

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