Hoop Snakes: …wait, what?
Is anyone else reduced to incontrollable giggles when they think about the legend of the Hoop Snake?
Like the snake just rolls at people like a freakin’ demon possessed Hula Hoop and then sticks them with its tail. No it doesn’t bite people, because that would be way too realistic for the story of the Roll Along Snakey Circle. It has a stinger in its tail that it uses like a giant evil wasp.
This legend is so common and is actually believed by so many people that many official state guides about dealing with snakes have to include notes that the Hoop Snake is not real and that normal snakes do not have venomous stingers.
On one hand it would be great if this ridiculous legend would dissipate over time, but on the other I wanna continue to get a chuckle out of it for a while.