At some future time all the animals will gather and question the Serpent: ‘The lion attacks and devours; the wolf tears and consumes; what advantage do you possess”? And the Serpent will answer them: ‘What advantage is given those who over-use their tongue?’
– Babylonian Talmud, ‘Arachin 15b
The Serpent breeds and casts her young upon the inhabitants of the town.
– The Babylonian Talmud, Kethuboth 49b