New to the site, very nice though. I know this has been posted before but it wasn't relevant to my individual situation. I've owned coastal carpet pythons, rainbow boas, I currently own a red tail boa and just recently added a 3 month old lavender albino tiger retic to my collection. I feel like im in over my head. The first time I got him I handled him less than 5 minutes bc he was new and just wanted to see how his temperment was. He was extremely active, as if he didn't want to be touched period! When I bought him, I was told he was 3 months old so I just assumed "hey, it's a baby" but when I slid him out of the bag, I was intimidated from the start at how large he was only because I didn't expect that. My red tail boa is larger, a lot larger, but I grew up with her, this just caught me off guard. After I put him in his new cage I covered it with a towel (mainly bc it's glass and it would help make the vivarim feel smaller while holding in heat and humidity). Three days later I go to hold him for 5 minutes. As soon as I touched him he went crazy. Trying his best to get the heck away from me and find his way out as well. Automatically I felt intimidated. I don't even know why. I did finally get him out, as he moved very fast lyon though my hands trying to find a way down and trying to hide somewhere was his main goal. He was moving so fast that it was hard to keep him from actually succeeding in the attempts. I figured he didn't care to be messed with, once again so he wins, and I put him back in his cage. Here's the most important problem. Once I got the top back on and secured, I go to move his cage back in place over the heat tape and bam he struck at my hand through the glass???? I am officially scared, mentally, of this snake. He actually even ate the first day I got him.like, and plus, this wasn't a hunger strike me. It was a quick "you better leave me alone" strike. Somebody please tell me what I'm supposed to do. I have uploaded a picture of him as well.