- Modern Day (culture)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Neutral (behaviour)
- Fearsome Critters (common type)
The Joint Snake is a most peculiar creature apart of the Fearsome Critters that featured in the tall tales of the emerging America at the turn of the last century. This is definitely one of the most bizarre of the Fearsome Critters. Although one complete snake when danger arrives, the Joint Snake dismembers into various small pieces. Each piece wriggles into a hiding place until the threat has passed. Then the pieces of the snake wriggle back and with little hooks, they join back to form the Joint Snake.
If a pocket knife is placed instead of one of the snake’s pieces, the Joint Snake will reassemble itself with the knife as a part of its body. The Joint Snake was most likely the legless lizard which could regenerate lost parts of its body.
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