Happened upon this little Ringneck Snake while
hiking a trail recently. I couldn't help but think of the
ole saying "Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut."
This ole saying was usually intended to describe someone
with low moral or ethical qualities. If you were as low as
a snake's belly, you were pretty low, but to be lower than
a snake's belly in a wagon rut, was just about as low as one
could get. Of course this was as seen by the eyes of the two
persons who were doing the gossiping about someone else
whom may or may not have deserved the description. Another
use of the same phrase often referred to how one was feeling
from a health related or emotional standpoint. This little snake
was not in a wagon rut but it was in the lowest part a very worn
hiking trail. Ringneck Snakes are non-poisonous.
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snake bite and further more always carry a small snake."
W.C.Fields(1880-1946): American comedian, actor and writer