I was recently told of a news story regarding a young woman who owned a pet snake. This lady would allow her friendly reptile to sleep on her stomach. She noticed the snake had not been eating. She took the serpent to the veterinarian hospital. This snake lover was told if she had not brought the snake in, it would have eaten her which was the reason why he had not been eating because the serpent was framing the inside of  his body to eat her or perhaps attempt or swallow her whole. I have heard of a snake swallowing a baby. Whether the story represents a metaphor or allegory, it still indicative of the behaviors seen in them.

It is quite common popular to see people with snakes wrapped around their necks. Some of them sleep with them, undergo surgeries to look like snakes. They  place  their trust snake. Snakes shed their skin. If you have ever lived in tree prone, grass filled, swamp watery,  or woody area you may have seen it. It turns into  hard dryness. Well, the human snakes which lurk around you will shed their skin as well. They leave traces of it. The shedding is part of the process and incurs suggest  when they are near. In past time due to the imminent threat and fatal dangers that physical snakes caused in their close proximity,  they were often chopped or either fled from rather than engaged.

Revelation 12:9 KJV  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.