Today was beautiful, so we decided to take Akasha, our boa, outside for some stretch/exercise time in the backyard. She is kinda clumsy, and has little interest in "holding on" to the person carrying her - which is totally unlike my other snakes, who will all hold on to keep from falling. I'm not sure if she just isn't much of a people snake, or would just prefer to be on the ground, since she is so heavy. At any rate, if we aren't very careful, she will let her rear end just fall, and smack onto whatever surface is underneath - which can't feel good, and has potential to do damage. And of course, if she got hurt, she would blame me (with her teeth). At any rate, keeping her up was too much work, so we let her stretch out on the ground, just not allowed too close to any trees, fences, property lines, etc. Stayed right with her, don't want trouble. She did really well. There must be a hundred intriguing scents in our yard that she wanted to pursue (rabbit, groundhog, cat, deer, squirrel, etc. ) and though she clearly wanted to explore, she didn't have any tantrums when she was not allowed to freely do so. Pardon the blur, my husband is a horrible with a camera.