Red snake clockwork hopper.
The best tinplate toys were made in Japan and Germany. No matter their age or condition, stuff out of West Germany or Japan tends to have slightly more robust parts and seem to always still work.
This was made in Japan but I think something was lost when the designer elected to give it only two, large feet. It is meant to be a dog. A hopping dog and despite the spots and large adoring eyes, I'm not buying it.
It's a hopper.
Enamel on tinplate toy
Size: 9 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm