Hey everyone- well it has been around 9-10 hours since the tagging, and I am feeling fine. No adverse effects, just the few places where his teeth caught hold and punctured my hand. Actually looks pretty neat(but then I am a little strange). I should add that this was TOTALLY my fault as I came at him from the front with my hand and I think I spooked him. I continued to hold him after the bite and he calmed right down and let me hold him until I finished with his cage. I appreciate everyone's concern for my well being and I am glad to say I came out on top. I did take some pictures and am about to take a couple more to show the small(tiny) punctures in my hand. I will ask my wife if she will post them for me tomorrow since my stupid desk top computer is 10 years old and I can't post pics with it. Oh well, the money I save using this old dinosaur will allow me to buy another snake in the future. Maybe a female Mangrove snake for my big bad boy.