OK Here it is; I'm suppose to be buying a Red Tail Boa from "my" local pet shop; I have him on Lay-a-way until i can get my hands on a bigger tank! I thought that would be the best thing for him; but now I'm not sure I want to get him!! I just came back from seeing him and he striked at me 4x's and got nothing but glass!!!!!!!!!!!!! The last time I was there he was cold! He's in a 10gal. and he's over 3'!!!! I took a hide a box as well as a water bowl big enough for him! That was all I could fit in there for him! I even took up some substrate for him as well! But now I'm worried that he will be like that after I do get him "home"! I did nothing out "my" ordinary with the snake for him to strike at me! I even used hand sanitizer before I opened his tank! He immedietly went into strike mode as I was taking the lid off! He striked at me 4x's - And honestly; it was a gift to my partner and now she DOESN'Twant it she "was" afraid of snakes until Baby Boy and she saw him strike at me and wants nothing to do with him! !! But I don't want to turn MY back on him if there is hope!! ANY advice is welcomed!!!! I don't believe in turning my back on a stray dog and (LOL) I feel as the RTB is a stray!!!! Again ANY advice is welcomed; Is there a chance for him to become as calm as BAby Boy? I know that RTB's are suppose to be better temperd than Ball Pythons. PLEASE let me know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!?