When I first got married, my husband would visit the pet store a lot, and bring home pets. I am deathly afraid of all creepy crawly things. My husband never wanted to put anything in a cage. We had a house full of all kinds of strange things. I would scream at my husband to put them away,and he would tell me, not to be afraid, because those creatures would not bother me.
Well once he bought a Boa Constrictor. Instead of putting it in a cage, he put it in the window, while it was wound around a tall vase. My husband actually thought that snake would stay put. My most time pretty smart husband is sometimes quite ridiculous. Went to bed, locked the door. That snake was never seen again.