So I got waldo 2 weeks ago. He's an albino hondurian milk snake, about 3 1/2 feet. Fed him for the first time 1 week ago. It didn't go so well. He struck at the mouse about 3 times and missed, the 4th time he got it by the tail. It turned around and bit him in 3 different places. I feel horrible!! (This whole time im trying to get it to stop with a long pen). Waldo seems fine. The bites don't look very deep just a few scales damaged. He didn't bleed. I tried to hold him about 3 days later and he was not having it at all. His temps are 85 at the surface on the hot side under his hide and 73 on the cool side. He is almost always under ground under his water bowl. So my questions are: How to I prevent the mouse from biting him? Is there a humane way to daze the mouse to slow it down some? is it normal for him to just stay under the water bowl? Is a snake hook a good option? He moves so fast when i touch him I think it would help Thanks in advance. I'm feeding again tonight and I'd love some advice!