The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
If you kill a snake, it must be hung on a fence until sundown.
If you do not, the snake will come back to life.
When I was young, I remember seeing a snake hanging on the
fence all day that my father had killed.
James Callow comment:
See Puckett, Ohio, nos. 30842-30846: snakes, when killed,
won't die or even stop wriggling until sundown.
"A snake won't die until the sun goes down unless you hang him
on a barbed-wire fence." Puckett, Ohio, no. 30847.
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BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
Date learned: 00-00-1956