Marisa, I think he hasnt been bitten for the very reason you just said. He has been free-handling snakes ever since he was a wee little boy and he knows what hes doing. I think you made a very good point about him maybe not being comfortable with a hook. Yeah, he could learn how, but maybe he likes how he does it and sees no need to change.
BW, you also made some good points about him being in the publics eye and such. This is a hard issue to decide where I stand.
What do ya wanna bet I can throw this football over them mountains?