My husband and I were kidless this afternoon, so we decided to get a few snakes out of thier cage. (We usually get them out at night after bed time). We opened the cage and he was out in the open laying there. I stuck my hand in and he struck at me. That was the first time he has struck at me since I got him over a year ago. He actually struck at me the entire time. We wrestled him the entire time we had him out. It literally looked like something you would see off the Python Hunters show. Mouth open hissing coiling around the arm. He didnt calm down once. He didnt connect because I am a ninja like that however, I want to nip this in the bud now while he is little. I would rather not have to wrestle a 150 pound 12 foot burmese. There is only 3 things different. 1. we have cage fed three times now. I figured once he gets big i will not want to bring him out while he eats. easier right? 2. He is bare minimum in his cage because we have done one more mite treatment even though he is not one of the ones who had the mites. I am still hesitant to buy store or online bought items for thier cages. 3. MAJOR growth spurt as you can see in the pictures. Anyways, how have some of you battled this? I have 2 small children (4 and 2) and I want to be able to get him out for years to come while they are here.