This week, I’m sharing four stories about snakes and the people who love, hate, and tolerate them in equal measure. But first, a haiku:
Important to religion
Slithering and scaled.
1. “The Pentecostal Serpent.” (Asher Elbein, The Bitter Southerner, September 2014)
An Atlanta zoo. A dusty office at the University of Tennessee. The mountains of Appalachia. A small church in Alabama. How has the life of the handled snake touched each of these?
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