I stepped out of my home office to see if any of the cats wanted lunch, and found three of them in the living room, gathered around the Oriental rug, where they had cornered this snake. It was hard to tell whether the snake was dead, hurt, or just stunned. I got it out of the house and determined that it was alive, but either injured or in shock. I went inside to get some Rescue Remedy; usually, a drop or two will reverse a state of shock in any creature. But by the time I got outside again, the snake had regained its composure and was moving along nicely. Shy creature though it is, it allowed me to take these photos.