thanks for the replies. Roy-I am not a vendor that uses snakes but I was going to use a snake in an artisitic photo shoot away from home. After thinking about it, I decided against the idea...it would just cause unnecessary stress for the animal and stress for me too. I'd be staying in a hotel and worrying about the snake the whole weekend for a 4 hour shoot. Its not worth it.
I don't think the snake will be very dissappointed about not having her picture taken!lol