As a boy I was always on the lookout for two kinds of snakes which I never found. These were the so- called hoop snake, and joint snake. According to popular tradition - and the tradition is still with us - the hoop snake was supposed to take his tail into his mouth and go rolling about the country much to the amazement and horror of his human observers.
©1931 by Iowa State Teachers College
Lantz, C. W.
"Snakes That Do Not Exist,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss4/10