A strand of weave from a black woman's hair on the ground, found mostly on sidewalks in public places. They have a long life span being made of plastic. Harmless and non venomous all Urban Snakes tend to be marked differently. Some Urban Snakes have beads, other shells, the tail is usually burnt or caped with tinfoil and a bead. The head of the Urban Snake is much larger and usually frayed. If encountered just back away slowly, it will be gone in a few days.
I was walking down the sidewalk in Atlanta, Georgia today when I almost stepped on a Urban Snake. She was a gorgeous example with a tight braid and three beads red, yellow, and green. I later saw a pigeon fly it off to be used in its nest.
by Cole (Scotty) Davis March 16, 2010