A year or two ago, I encountered a candidate for the job of Basement Snake.
One of the really cool things I discovered about basement snakes is that they are kind of fractal. The scales literally scale with the snake. A small snake has little bitty eeny weeny teeny scales!!
The candidate snake was in the sink, (sink snake?) trying to figure things out. Its teeny little head probably couldn’t fit much thinking material, or something. I released it down in the basement and wished it good luck. It wasn’t in a condition to do much to a fly, let alone a mouse.
I know little about snakes, I am sure at least one of the Commentariat(tm) perhaps lorn can help us out: do snakes scale their eating habits as they grow? Did this fellow start with ants, work his way up to crickets, mice, and finally mailmen?