It seems my Little Tiger is all about making new friends and can somehow put the fear of God into any living thing, even a two and a half foot snake.

Here’s what the frightened little guy looked like before my intervention:

The snake, coiled and frightened

Here’s what the now a little less frightened little guy looked like after I scooped him away:

The snake, uncoiled

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When I picked him up, he finally began to uncoil. When I dropped him, he sat there stunned for a little while before slithering off toward freedom. And here I expected to have a nice, lazy Sunday afternoon.