Some others say it was this way.
A Blacksnake found a Yellowhammer's nest in a hollow tree. After swallowing the young birds, he coiled up to sleep in the nest. This is where the mother bird found him when she came home. She went for help to the Little People, who sent her to the Kingfisher. He came, and after flying back and forth past the hole a few times, made one dart at the snake and pulled him out dead. When they looked they found a hole in the snake's head where the Kingfisher had pierced it with a slender fish, which he carried in his bill like a lance. From this, the Little People concluded that he would make a first-class gigger if he only had the right spear, so they gave him his long bill as a reward.