There could be a snake in the daylight.
A mouse she could handle – literally, but a snake was something different.
In tropical waters a sea snake is found, which, though very poisonous, rarely bites.
If there is a snake under it, that puts a rock between you and the snake.
What if a snake had been in those bushes?
What difference did it make whether there was a snake or Ed got nervous and threw her?
She screamed and frantically clawed the slender green snake from her arm.
Betsy was safe with a nine and I thought my four bought me cot until Howie's snake eyes saved me.
Katie's gaze flickered from the snake-like movement of lively jungle trees to Gabe's back.
You never said anything about a snake before.
Do you know there was a huge snake waiting for me right there in front of the door yesterday when I came home?
She had been a virtual prisoner in the cabin since she had seen the snake on the porch.
It's a snake and you almost stepped on it.
Then, never taking her gaze off the snake, she backed down the steps.
As she moved around the cabin opening windows, she examined every inch of the floor for possible entry routes a snake might utilize.
One of the most important was the passing of a golden snake under the clothes of the initiated across their bosom and its withdrawal from below - an old rite of adoption.
He was your horse, but if I'd been riding any other horse, that snake would have scared them.
Extending the broom as far as possible, she nudged the snake gently.
The reptiles include the ringed-snake, slow-worm, viper and lizard.
While in Thrace he is said to have caused the death of Eurydice, who was bitten by a snake while fleeing from him.
A poisonous but beautiful green snake is often mentioned by travellers.
From the snake bite?
Among the inoffensive species are counted the graceful green "tree snake," which pursues frogs, birds and lizards to the topmost branches of the forest; also several species of pythons, the commonest of which is known as the carpet snake.
It contained a shrine of the Cretan snake goddess, and was rich in minor relics, chiefly in the shape of bronze implements and pottery for household use.
In a nanosecond she realized that the snake was going to strike.
A hooded snake (Naja haemachates), the imfezi of the natives, is dangerous, and spits or ejects its poison; besides this there are a few other varieties of the cobra species.
She leaned against a pine tree, her gaze falling on a little green snake with stripes on it.
Snakes are common, an adder, a variegated rock snake and a Hadramut with forty followers about the 13th century.
These legends should perhaps be interpreted as pointing to a black snake ailed muss being those most dreaded.