Firstly, sorry to hear about your mishap Emily!! very tragic... But come on guys, lets not blame the cats!! :P They are very inquisitive and curious, that is their nature and by owning one we should all know that!! They always get into everything and if its small and slithers or crawls they will definatly be intrqiued!!
Maybe i am biased because i love cats, but lets not blame them for being what they are!