tuther night i got woken by my royal thrashing around her cage, she had crawled through a ring in a plastic plant and got stuck :x but she was well behaved while i shakilly weilded a pair of scissors around her. 8)
man that reminds me of one of my kingsnakes years back , he managed to push a small round vent out and tried getting through the hole, i didnt notice until the next day, he was swollen so bad i had to cut the back of the viv in half to free him.
your snake was lucky you found him before the swelling kicked in.
my boa got herself wedged in a terracota ornament its really embarrasing when u realise whats going on isn't it!! and yeah i can remember the shakes!! i looked like i had parkinsons!! hammer and chissel in hand.........ended upgettin someone else to do it in the end the things we do for snakes eh!?