…or there was. The cat was mildly amused. The snake, less so. The reptile warded off the cat through liberal release of a particularly horrendous smelling substance. They were separated, the snake released outside and the corner scrubbed. And scrubbed. Then there was some more scrubbing. After about fifteen minutes, the smell was gone. So all is good.
Oh, and it’s a black rat snake, in case you’re curious.