Genesis 3:1 (NIV) Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the
wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God
really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
The Bible has no mention of the waywardness of the serpent, but says it was crafty. We have no proof that the serpent was wayward or not. One thing is certain, the snake was completely under the control of Adam and Eve. The serpent did not force the woman nor was not in a position to do so, but was having a normal conversation with her with crafty approach. The craftiness of the serpent was not detected by Eve. We may presume that the serpent was possessed by Satan in order to deceive Eve with all his craftiness. Eve knew very well that she had the power to rebuke the serpent but instead, she was listening to the serpent who was inferior to her. This left Eve without any excuse to defend herself for breaking the command of God that she should not eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of Eden.