Last week I purchased another snake. It is not the first one I obtained, and if its price wasn’t ridiculously low at 4 euro, it would have remained in the shop at The Hague (or was it Utrecht?) Central station. The producer is listed as Clown Games.
You can read about the previous one here.
The packaging consisted of plastic, which I had to cup open.
At 4 euro it was so cheap that wondered if it would fall apart before i finished the booklet with examples, but it actually turned out to be sturdy, and even to a degree where it requires some force to turn.
These can indeed be constructed:
There are numerous figures one can make with the snake. Credits for the following figures mostly go to my wife Jos and our daughter Margreet: