I know you're not supposed to hand feed a snake, but does it count as hand feeding if it's the back end of the snake wrapped around your fingers while it eats? If I don't let Ky-Lin keep her tail around my hand, she wraps too tightly around her prey and ends up with her tail in her mouth every time. I'm worried that she'll hurt herself if I let her eat without holding on...If I let her hang on, she finishes up just fine with no "tail in the mouth syndrome", and the only time she ever mistook me for mouse was when the mouse was in the feeding box next to me before I could hold her down there, and she smelled it, getting all excited... Do you think it's ok? It's not really the same as "hand feeding", is it? Or is it?