Considering the authority God gave the humans over the animals according to Gen 1:28:
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
Is it possible to consider the snake as a wayward animal, like a wayward sheep that the shepherd goes out to find it? Moreover, could we affirm that humans were the guardians of the animals?