On the morning of a Christmas Eve, the firefighters of Busto and Gallarate captured a snake. The reptile roamed the hall of a building around 8 am. The color very conspicuous and certainly particular confused the inhabitants: evidently, someone thought it could be a poisonous reptile. A situation that could easily deceive eyes not experts, being one of the most refined camouflages in nature. (The Province of Varese, Saturday 27 December 2014) SSSSSSS was born from a bizarre fact that took place in Busto Arsizio: a yellow-red-black snake escaped perhaps from one of the apartments, was confused with the venomous coral snake, and was considered erroneously deadly. Instead, it is a mimicry, a phallus present both in the animal and vegetable world.