Labored breaths were expelled from his mouth, snowy-white paws turning up dirt and grass as he ran. Hazel eyes were locked onto the rabbit that ran for its life. Viktor began noting the creature was starting to show signs of fatigue from the chase. While Viktor was not built for sprints, he was built to outlast, his stamina generally coming out victorious in the end. It made hunting rather easy, that was, as long he did not loose sight of his target. With each stride was the rabbit beginning to slow, weaving in and around of the line it ran, trying its best to knock the guardian off of it. Finally did the brown tabby begin to dig in, picking up speed with a last boost of energy he had been saving for this very moment.
Right before he lunged did he suddenly feel pressure around one of his back legs and was suddenly jerked back. Hitting the ground with a rather hard thud, Viktor winced in pain, twisting about to see what had captured him. Looking back towards his leg, one of his back paws had become stuck between two large tree roots. He pulled, twisted, and gnawed at the roots to no avail. Becoming exhausted from his chase and trying to free himself, he suddenly went limp, resting up only to try again a few moments later. It was then did he start to hear a slithering sound, one that send chills down his spine. Lifting his head off the ground, he stared into the brush where the sound came from, only to see a small, pinkish little flicker show itself. Narrowing his eyes, he proceeded to stare until a small head popped out.
"Dammit, why do you keep following me?" he sighed, allowing his body to relax again. The figure paused for a moment as if contemplating something before it proceeded to slither forward, making its way on top of the cat's collapsed body before falling asleep. "I'm not your basking spot ya snake. Help me get out of here," despite his best efforts, the snake did not budge and he finally let out a groan of defeat. If it were any other snake, all hell would have broken lose, but this particular snake had been the one dwelling inside of his cabin. Viktor had only fed the snake once, and now it only recently began to follow him like a shadow.