well noone is screaming at me, so that is a good thing
I change my avatar every now and then.... sometimes its kitty, sometimes snakies.... but never a snake with a cat...that just would not be safe.
Thanks for the input
oh, and to answer the question: Yes I have been bitten..... several times. But I do my best to avoid situations where I might be bitten.
One bite happened during a "show and tell". One of my friends didn't listen to me and stuck her hand out in front of her as she's coming towards the snake in my arms....she scared the poo outta the snake who coiled, I stuck my other hand in front so I could get the bite as opposed to my friend.
Not the snakes fault.... I'd be leary too if someone came rushing towards me with their hand out to my face.
Other bites were from hatchlings, and younger snakes. It's their fear response, and sometimes, feeding response if they are hungry.
(both my daughters have been bitten as well....by baby cornsnakes... seriously, you can't hardly feel it. Its actually kinda funny to watch this little pencil sized snake try to eat your finger
I was bit by a cat once. I'll tell ya, I would rather repeated bitings from my snakes than another serious bite from a cat