I have had my snake about a year and it never bit me untill a couple weeks ago when i reached into its cage. I feed it in it's cage, and he never bit me when i took him out. I would usually put my hand up to him and let him smell it first, thinking that once he smelled i wasnt food he wouldnt strike. Well apparently that night, he decided he wanted Hand for dinner, because he struck me. Now, do you think it was because he was mad i was reaching in it's cage? honestly, it looked like he was really happy to see me (aka thought i had food ), so i think he thought he was getting fed. My question is, how can i prevent this from happening again. Should i get a hook? and how would i even get him out if he is hidden under his hide. I wouldnt want him to make me jump and I DROP it on him by accident. Once he is finally out of the cage, are the odds most likely that he wont bite? I want to take him out and handle him a couple times a week, but honestly, now i am a little scared he will bite me again. (( Thanks for your help!!!!