When I read the headline "4-foot long rat snake causes disorder at the (Harris County) courthouse" I didn't pay it much mind. In fact, I said to myself "wow, some short lawyer must have acted a fool!" To my surprise they really did mean a literal snake. Or, one could say, "why all the fuss? There are even bigger snakes walking in and out that courthouse every day!"
Feel free to insert your own lawyer jokes.
Sorry Harris County Lawyer, I couldn't pass this one up.