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a nocturnal burrowing snake,
of the western U.S. and northern Mexico, having smooth, glistening scales of tan with brown blotches.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Once bitten by a snake, one shies at well ropes for the next three years.
Don't criticize a snake for not having a horn; for all you know it may someday become a dragon.
Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall will be bitten by a snake.