Agree with Linds...
... but I do think that the snakes develop 'habits' for want of a better word.
I always remind myself that no matter how much I talk to them (grins sheepishly), they won't hear or understand - I'm just 'somewhere warm', 'source of dinner' or 'dark hide', depending on what they want.
Despite this (or maybe because of it?) I am actually constantly in awe of the fact that these beautiful creatures give me ANY attention, and I accept it with gratitude.
Their intellectual powers may not be... um... the sharpest, but their instinctive powers are a source of amazement for me.
Enough of the mushy stuff...
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