"Oh," you say, releasing the snake, "excuse me. I had mistaken you for a vine." The snake...chuckles? Is that a chuckle? It's a staggered hiss with what could be a smile. "That'sss alright, my boy," the snake says. "I wasss jussst trying to get sssomething out of thisss tree, but it ssseemsss I'm having sssome trouble. Would you like to help an old sssnake out?"