Well, you never know what you're going to find when you go to investigate the noise you hear coming from the dining room when you have a 9 month old kitten in the house, especially one that knows how to use the doggie-door.
About a half an hour ago, I got up because I heard his claws dancing on the hardwood floor and I figured he's playing with something. I took a look and there he is standing over, watching a long thin snake, I would guess about 15 inches when not bent in curves.
I went to the kitchen to find a 32oz tumbler and a magazine and a few minutes later I had a snake heading to the front yard. Pixel is still in the dining room trying to find out where his toy went.