It is still very hard to handle "him". I tried again today, but to no avail, he moves quite adeptly out of my grasp. I moved his log and water dish, leaving only his hide in, cleaned everything, and attempted to move him. He lets me pick him up and I can touch him, even his head. . . However, as soon I as I go to remove him completely from his cage, he tenses up and squirms more toward the back where he latches on to anything and everything to stay put. I don't force him so I put him down and he stayed in striking pose for a moment before taking off to his hide. I am worried because I have to be doing this all wrong. He wasn't this opposed to being handled when I first got him, but after so much time has lapsed and I had hoped to let him recover, he just has come to this about not wanting out. How bad can a bite be? It doesn't seem right to force him to be held, and he may bite, but if it would ultimately teach him to trust me, it would be worth it.