When I move, I tip the scales. I am the source of many tales. Around your foot, a sign of wealth. Around a stick, a sign of health. Around your chest, your final breath. On your neck, say hi to death. What am I?
A snake. Snake scales. Snake Tail and snakes are usually the antagonists. Snakeskin is very expensive. Snakes on a stick are almost always seen in hospitals. Constrictors squeeze the life out of you. A poisonous snakebite on your neck would kill you extremely fast.