MY GOOD GOD!!! Poor snake! When i feed live rodents i hold the rodent from the tail with a stick until the snake makes a strike. I let go when the snake has grab it. If a snake is not hungry then it is more like a sheep and if the rodent smell the snake and there's no one near, the poor snake have a few chances to survive.
The fear leads to death as the window to the courtyard...JUMP!