This clip features not only Elton John's guitarist, Davey Johnstone, but also Alice's pet boa constrictor. The snake could be Angel, who toured with Cooper between 1977 and 1979, but was killed after it was bitten by a rat it was given to eat.
Alice said that he has a different snake for each tour, and there have been several incidents over the years, including one urinating on stage.
Alice said the funniest was in back 2004 when the snake named Alice ate the heating pad in its cage, which was plugged in, prior to a show in Wallingford, Connecticut.
Alice said, "We called up the vet and he says, 'Well, unplug the plug.' Okay. 'Don't try to pull it out 'cause it'll pull his stomach out.' So, we took him to the hospital, put him to sleep, opened him up, took the heating pad out and he's in a petting zoo now doing fine."
Cooper's show went on that night as planned with a “borrowed” yellow anaconda filling in.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]