Originally Posted by akane
There's a thread of when I drove to pic up Eoghan. This was the last pic I took and he's of course considerably more massive. I forgot to weigh today so I should do it tomorrow and get a pic
Just for consideration not much intimidates me. I grew up telling horses what to do, I have rescued akitas including one that turned on my husband and I had to put him on the floor, I love my bull snake who is all bluff and I just scoop him up, and I calmly stood there with my hand over the tank in case she fell when a rosy boa decided I might make food while my husband was asking people how you get a boa off your hand. Having to disinfect and potentially get teeth removed from a python wound would probably hurt a lot but I have probably done worse. It's more that I don't know the logistics of care and handling of a big snake than being worried about dealing with it's temperament.
That's a sweet looking snake mate! 😀
Is not so much about what intimidates you, its about being sensible...
As has been said, a decent bite from almost any large snake species can end up in stitches and having tendons put back together... followed by months of rehab and physio therapy at times...
None of this is meant to put you off getting it, just to get it across that it's a completely different ball game to a bull snake. My retic is still young and tiny but I treat him now as I would a full grown giant, with respect and following set procedures.
Taking a bite like that isn't "being brave" or a medal of honour, it just means that a mistake was made.