Kes. Calm down. You need to think. It's probably still in the couch. Don't give up, yet. Ratsnakes are amazing at hiding. I'd keep an eye on the couch and keep going over it every so often. ASAMOF, I'd probably rip the thing apart into gradually smaller and smaller pieces until I found the little treasure. It couldn't have gone through the couch and hidden somewhere else while you were looking for it, could it? Hey, good luck. It hurts me to hear it. Can't hardly imagine how you feel (I did lose a moellendorffi once when I left a cage unlocked, though.) Later, TC.