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12. The snake in folklore

In folklore there are many ways to make a gun aim better. One way was to drag a snake through the barrel of the rifle. A record from the Harplinge parish specifies that the snake also need to be whipped through the gun barrel to give it a better ability to kill.

Common European viper

(Vipera berus)

Molded in plastic.

Grass snake

(Natrix natrix)

Ingjuten i plast.

Common European vipers

(Vipera berus)

A collection of snakes in a bottle. The snakes have originally been preserved in spirit.