How can I stop/prevent bites/strikes? Twice now I have been bit (not a latch on bite, but a good hit and retreat) trying to take the snake out of her feeding box. The first was before I fed her the mouse. She had entwined herself in a box the previous owner (my friend) had put in there and I wanted to take her out of it before feeding her. I ended up putting the whole box and snake IN the feeding box, but wanted to try removing the en-strangled box one more time - which is when I got bit. Then tonight after she was done eating, I reached in to take her out of her feeding box and she slashed me again. Both times she left two very small, but still bleeding, puncture wounds (very glad she is not poisonous). How can I avoid this? How do you guys take your snakes out of the feed boxes without getting bitten? She has never bitten anyone before except for me. This is a stupid question, but snakes don't like "develop a taste" for things (like fingers) do they? She is very used to being handled, and familiar with me as I have held her often since my old roommate (the friend who gave her to me) bought her in December-January.