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(Chron)   Rolling hoop-snake sightings near Rio Grande. Self-propelled hula mushrooms somehow missed. Badgers refuse to comment after seen just wriggling in place   ( chron.com) divider line
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2005-02-08 08:41:13 PM  
Ha, I remember hearing about those as a kid. Along with the Samsquanch, I pretty much forgot about them.
2005-02-08 10:54:16 PM  
Those scrolling ads make me dizzy.
2005-02-08 11:18:18 PM  
Weird stuff out there close to the border.

There have also been a slew of stories recently about
chupacabra sightings in that area as well...
2005-02-09 02:10:49 AM  
this and the ellusive hairy clam, are of boyhood dreams
2005-02-09 02:15:29 AM  
...and Jackalopes.
2005-02-09 02:17:36 AM  
I used to see them all the time when in was out snipe hunting.
2005-02-09 02:19:42 AM  

Nothing dirty to report here. Move along, move along.
2005-02-09 02:21:43 AM  
It reminds me of the 'diggers' my Granddad told me about. Diggers live on the hillsides of Southern Ontario and have, over time, developed longer fore and hind legs on one side of their body to help in hillside walking. If they dropped something behind them they would have to go all the way around the hill to get it or they would roll to the bottom, being higher on one side and all.

/been drinking
//so has Granddad
2005-02-09 02:22:18 AM  
did Bill Hicks write this article?
2005-02-09 02:22:28 AM  

chupathingy sightings?
2005-02-09 02:22:53 AM  
heehee hoop snake. Another name for a cock ring or would that be a snake hoop?

/wearing nothing but a cock ring
2005-02-09 02:22:58 AM  
I believe.
2005-02-09 02:23:49 AM  
yeah. filter. you all know what i meant. the guy, with the name
2005-02-09 02:24:24 AM  
When I was a kid we used to take the hoop snakes and throw them like frisbees onto the horns of jackalopes.
2005-02-09 02:32:44 AM  
Mushroom mushroom.
2005-02-09 02:43:23 AM  
Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger

/Mushroom mushroom!
//Stuck in my head now, dammit!
2005-02-09 02:54:48 AM  
I've seen lots of Sasquaches. Theres one on every bottle of Kokanee.
2005-02-09 03:05:20 AM  
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2005-02-09 03:05:38 AM  
excellent headline
2005-02-09 03:08:11 AM  
The diet of the hoop snake consists entirely of jackalopes and fur-bearing trout.
2005-02-09 03:10:12 AM  
Reminds me of a They Might Be Giants song..
2005-02-09 03:14:53 AM  
protonfury: chupathingy sightings?

I like it. Kinda has a ring to it...
2005-02-09 03:15:11 AM  
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Not the Samsquanch! I'm farkin terrified of those things!
2005-02-09 03:15:38 AM  
Props to the submitter...nice headline.

/badger badger badger badger badger badger....
2005-02-09 03:48:07 AM  
Scully is finally impressed

/obscure ?
//not on Fark, I suspect
2005-02-09 04:03:13 AM  
2005-02-09 04:23:06 AM  
Indiana Hoopers (as we like to call them) have killed three of my neighbors and a mailman, they ain't nuttin' to mess with. We get them mostly durring harvest when the equipment chases them out the fields.
2005-02-09 04:43:51 AM  
2005-02-09 05:23:04 AM  
chewbacca?! it'd be an honor to hunt my hero

/i have bark cancer
2005-02-09 05:59:18 AM  
I love this quote from the article:
"Please don't try to fool me. You'll be wasting your effort. I know what a real hoop-snake sighting is like."

Please. Somebody. Try to fool him.

(By the way, I'm paying topdollar for genuine leprechauns - but don't try to screw with me, I know what a real one looks like. )
2005-02-09 06:55:55 AM  
fark the book
2005-02-09 08:29:48 AM  
Uroboros unavailable for comment.

2005-02-09 08:31:44 AM  
I don't know anything about a hoop snake, but there's a Tube Snake in the vacinity of my pants.

This joke, or a funny one about a Tube Snake, should have been the Weeners on this story.
2005-02-09 09:02:23 AM  
The article says the dude wants photographic "proof" of a hoop snake. How about a photoshop contest to give him one?
2005-02-09 09:08:37 AM  
Meh, if it was the Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka, then THAT would be news.
2005-02-09 09:12:04 AM  
Ourobouros? Is that you?
2005-02-09 09:50:15 AM  
DoorsFanRob: Not the Samsquanch! I'm farkin terrified of those things!

"They're real, you know, Trinity."
"No they're not, Dad."
2005-02-09 09:54:45 AM  
Time for a snipe hunt I guess....
2005-02-09 10:29:27 AM  
seriously what did the gay porn have to do with this thread at all? NSFW should = boobies, not old man gay porn
2005-02-09 11:27:19 AM  

2005-02-09 12:02:09 PM  
is this where the infamous ouroboros originates from?
2005-02-09 12:20:01 PM  

Chupacabra (means 'Goat sucker')

A bit of new local folklore down here in Texas/Mexico.

They are (according to sightings) small monkey-like creatures that kills small livestock (and perhaps children) by sucking their blood. Think Gollum as a vampire with fur or something.

A few random artists renderings:

[image from ghoststudy.com too old to be available][image from chupacabra.net too old to be available][image from aol.pl too old to be available]
2005-02-09 12:35:53 PM  
The lemon party does not exsist, it has never exsisted. We have always lived in a period that has been free of lemon parties. Posting links to lemon parties would be a thought crime, if they exsisted that is
[image from historyguide.org too old to be available]
/has no idea why a gay site was linked
//thinks it is funny none-the-less
///loves fark mods, but not in a "lemon party type" way
2005-02-09 01:03:04 PM  
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2005-02-09 01:45:03 PM  
Having grown up in Southwest Texas, I've seen one of these. About 4 feet long, ruddy brown with red fleckings. The one I saw was slithering and when I spooked him he reared up, stuck his tail in his mouth and rolled off. It's not really a roll like a rigid hoop would give, like a hula hoop. It's more of a tank tread type of an action. Pretty damn freaky though.
2005-02-09 01:59:42 PM  
The Hoop Snake, or Serpentus Rolare can be found in South and Central America along the courses of certain specific river valleys and alluvial plains. It grows to maximum lengths of from 3-5 ft long and has a distinctive cross-hatched pattern to its scales. The Hoop Snake hunts small rodents for its primary diet, especially the black-nosed snipe. Its main form of movement is by biting its tail and whipping itself into a rolling hoop form. This can propel it for good distances along the flat terrain it prefers....

/For more info and pictures, I am accepting paypal donations.
//I heard that the Mustard Man owns a hoop snake...and a big balled squirrel.
2005-02-09 02:19:27 PM  
Leon Hale always gets like this...
2005-02-09 02:33:37 PM  
SmugDruggler: You forgot to mention that hoop snakes also have the special power to become invisible to everyone except for retards. It's a pretty handy skill for escaping predators.
2005-02-09 03:05:29 PM  
Today's word: Ouroborous.

/salutes MeanJean for getting there first
2005-02-09 04:27:28 PM  
I recall watching Cheers when the fellows took Frasier out "snipe" hunting and thinking "What is so funny about hunting snipe?" They are a real type of waterfowl in the sandpiper family, and I imagine they are pretty common to Boston Harbor. Their Latin name is Gallinago gallinago.
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