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Old 10-10-17, 05:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
Herpin' Man
Join Date: Mar-2017
Location: Red Wing MN
Posts: 83
Re: My corn snake has made me a wuss. How can I pick him up?

Young snakes are flighty and usually don't like to be held. Your snake is acting completely normal.
If you want to handle the snake, just reach in and pick it up- quickly and decisively, before it has a chance to react. Don't hold your hand in there, trying to get it used to your scent, or try petting it first, or any of that. Doing so will only invite it to strike at you. Just pick it up. If it does bite, so what. Keep handling it, and it will settle down eventually.
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