Number of years ago a co-worker told me a tale of a friend’s cat. He was visiting his friend and wondered why the friend’s cat was sitting in the hallway. Wouldn’t come over for an ear scratch and wouldn’t move to get a cat treat..When asked why, his friend said the cat had been outside and brought in a snack/toy. It was a garter snake. Apparently the cat brought the snake in, played with it and when the cat tired of play, sat on the snake to keep it warm and in one place. …… And no one was going near the cat!