I had cleaned up the living room, and was sitting down watching some of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'. It's playing on ABC Family. We leave our windows open in nice weather, and most of them don't have screens. I am sitting there watching my movie, and hear a cat jump in the window. I didn't pay any mind, they are in and out all day. Then I catch a glimpse of something black disappear under our living room chair. I turn my head as a SNAKE slithers under the chair beside me! Our cats never bring their catches home, and certainly never bring one in the house. But this one did! You can imagine the chaos and panic that ensued as we tore our living room apart trying to find this little guy. I had him cornered, and he disappeared. The hope is that he got behind the curtains, and climbed up and out of the window, but we don't know for sure. We did everything we could, and still can't find him. He was a 2-3' long black racer. So not venomous anyway. If he does stay, I guess he could catch the mice that have taken up in the house. Mice, snakes, what's next? Don't answer that!