There is no Biblical basis for seeing creatures as “props”. The Bible does not support such a view and the story of Creation clearly places animals in the garden before man. At that time there was no killing, no eating the animals — and God reiterated that. The animals are innocent victims of what mankind did to God’s world. That is reflected every day. As for what God “can become” — He “can” become anything He so chooses. Revelation points out the animals are clearly worshiping before the throne of their Creator. They are not left out, nor were they an “afterthought” of any kind. They are not here for ornamentation or for man’s pleasure. They are here for God’s - as we are.
Well, I’m glad the Lord defeated the serpent.
On a lighter note, something comes to mind—if I’m going to have no choice but to become a vegetarian, there’s a problem. My mouth waters every time I see a deer in its natural habitat. Clearly the deer is my natural prey (from a biological perspective). Remember the deer scene from Red Dawn?