Lost in the food fantasy, she didn't see Gabriel disappear into the jungle. Katie blinked and looked around, still uneasy with the snakelike branches that moved of their own volition overhead. She didn't know what kind of creatures followed or what other critters would live in the Immortal jungle, but she wanted nothing to do with such a weird place.
From what Romas said, every household on his planet had at least one or two of the critters to keep things clean.
Maybe other critters could get into it, but it was out of Brutus' reach.