hoop snake definition by Webster's New World
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any of several American snakes alleged in folklore to take the tail in the mouth and roll along like a hoop
hoop snake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of several snakes, such as the mud snake, said to grasp the tail in the mouth and move with a rolling, hooplike motion.