Today was a beautiful warm day and as I was cleaning the deck outside I decided to put Sibilla around my neck to keep me company. After a few attempts to go down my back she settled around my neck and stayed there for over an hour. She would go up my face a little, or almost rub her muse onto my hair, she even breathed inside my ear a few times (I swear she gave me goose pimples!). I thought she was going to strangle me at some point, but for the most part we were both perfectly happy to be together. Now, I have this big curiosity to understand what was going through her mind: I am far too big to be a prey, she was far too comfortable to consider me a predator...we are not talking about being the "pack leader" for a dog, or the mum for a cat. Can snake feel anything close to what we, us human, define "affection"? If they really don't feel any kind of "love" towards us...what are we for them anyhow? Do they realise we give them food and care for them...or not really? Do they recognise the different members of a family from the scents and do they have preferences towards one or another? So much I would like to understand about those fascinating creatures!!!