Most people know how cats and dogs can interfere with creating crafts and artwork... the whining, jumping, stealing, playing, begging, not to mention getting fur and paw prints everywhere.
But even snakes can cause trouble.
Last night I was feeding all my snakes (I have seven, five different species), and I got to Jacques, the little ball python. His cage is in my room, next to an overflowing basket of fleece fabric.
I use tongs to feed him (they all eat frozen/thawed mice) because he doesn't have the greatest aim, and I've had my fingers mistaken for a mouse before. So I lifted up the lid and dangled the mouse.
He got a bit overzealous and launched past the mouse and grabbed a mouthful of fleece! I dropped the mouse into the cage and gasped as he coiled around a section of the fabric in a death grip. I grabbed him and tried to uncoil him, but he wouldn't budge. That felt like a furry mouse and he wouldn't be convinced otherwise!
After a minute or two I was able to uncoil him and pry his mouth off the fabric. Once again in his cage I dangled the mouse, and he struck, strangled and ate it.
I then got out my scissors and cut away that section of fabric, luckily it was towards the end.
I didn't get any pics of the action, but here's the little trouble maker Jacques:
He's a bit bigger than in that photo now, but still a cute handful of snake.