Connie, one of our corn snakes, managed to get herself into a bit of a pickle. We're still investigating how she got herself inside of the tag in one of our volunteer's shirt.
She couldn't move herself forward through the tag, because it was too narrow. Her scales prevented her from backing out. As you can see in the photo above, she was wedged pretty tightly in the tag- so tightly that her eyes had started to bulge.
I was called to bring my small pointy dissecting scissors. I usually use them to clip small pieces of butterfly wings when I need them for DNA analysis. They were perfect for this job. Jamie did the cutting of the tag. I did photo documentation (apologies for the quality- these were done with my cell phone).
Just another day at the office. All ends well.