Those beams are 1.5 m apart, the snake is at least 2m long.
The snake decided that it was too noisy in there when Alan started up the lathe.
Alan has now named it 'Monty' as in python. He's not convinced that its 'only' a carpet snake. Alan hasn't seen it since and he is very happy about that. I'd prefer to see it hen I'd KNOW where it is.