Im recently starting to get a big snake collection and want a bigger snake collection but I had a few questions if some of the experienced snake keepers can help. The first question I have is I have a kid in first grade and we both love big snakes. I know the general rule is never get a snake out of a cage over 8 foot. If a snake was to get loose in the house could something like a 8 foot carpet python kill a child? Second question I have is I currently have 2 gtp. They both have aquired a few mites. I have the provent a mite spray and something homemade they made me at the pet store. Im applying that by hand everyday and done the spray once. One of my gtp is farm bread and it started getting mites 3 weeks after I got it. The other is a adult that I noticed a few mites the second day I had it but nothing major. I seen maybe 2 on the whole snake. The question I have is how common is mites on snakes? None of my other snakes ive had or have now have mites.