In Avos d’Rebbi Nassan 1:5, as quoted and linked by DanF here, when Chavah told the snake that Hashem commanded them not to touch nor eat from the Etz HaDa’as, the snake touched the tree, saying, “Touching it isn’t lethal - eating from it won’t be, either.”
As seen in the comments there, I thought I was going insane based on this Braisa. I could have sworn that the Braisa said that the snake pushed Chavah into the tree, rather than touching it itself. After searching, I found that Bereishis Rabbah 19:3 records my version of the story, and I don’t need to go on any medication.
Jokes aside, is there any significance to this distinction? Why does one version of the story say that the snake touched the tree, while the other says that Chavah did?