A snipe is also an imaginary animal that gets chased by some rube in a snipe hunt. If your so-called "friends" ever invite you to go snipe hunting, it involves stranding you for hours in the middle of a field yelling "SNIPE!" at the top of your lungs. Very funny for them, as they sit under the shade of the trees and watch while drinking beer. If you're exceeding unlucky, they'll video tape the event.