Good to hear that the little guy is OK.
Let this be a lesson to one and all...snakes will get stuck on tape if they can.
I have read a disturbing amount of tales about people using tape in or around their snake's enclosures with similar results.
Drilling / melting holes is definitely better than using tape. If you really need to stick things together...hot glue would be my recommendation.
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.