I wish I could fully express how glad I am that I found this community. I've learned so much so fast and really appreciate it. I wish you could see the students at my school and how they treat Mustache. Mustache comes out of her cage every afternoon. Students hold her, she crawls around, parents come in to see her and they are starting to hold her. She's just seems to take it in stride. She will curl around me while I'm working on the computer or hang over my shoulder while I'm teaching. I'm really pleased with the response especially since the one time she bit me (SFE) the kids were in the room and saw it. But they have not let that change their feelings. The students are becoming the experts. This week one of my 1st graders held her while he answered questions from 5th and 6th graders. What a learning experience. I never thought of having a snake as a classroom pet - let alone a 6 ft boa now I just wish it hadn't taken me 22 years to do it.