Hi everyone, well i was at my local pet shop buying crickets for my beardie and i went to check out the 7 month old ball python I'm debating on getting. Well he is gone but they have a 4yr. old that someone gave back to them because the person is going away to school supposedly. I noticed a mark at the end of his tail, it almost looks like a white scar. could it possibly be an injury from the past? And would it be a wise idea for a person with no snake experience to start with a larger one? i already have a 40gal. breeder tank, a 100w infrared heat lamp and UTH. besides the 2 hides and a soaking bowl what else do i need. thanks your your advise!