I have gotten hissed at countless times by my BP, specially when she's in shed.
Last week i took my first bite from my new female BCI, right hand just below my thumb. It didn't really hurt, i think that the shock was much worse than the bite.
All snakes bite. Same with dogs and cats. Be prepared for anything...that's all i can say.
"Your heart understands what your head cannot yet conceive; trust your heart."