Yeah, they only scare me for a second....UNLESS THEY ARE VENOMOUS!
Oscar is my 5' Texas ratsnake. She is a party animal and loves to socialize. She has been handled by 100's of people.
She is just one of many snakes I have owned over the years. (I've had her about 15 years now.)
About now, you are wondering why a female snake is named Oscar.
Well, by nature, Texas ratsnakes are some of the meanest non-VENOMOUS snakes there are. Sooo..early on...I named it Oscar...because as Steve Irwin would say ....he was "Grumpy".
Well, also, the only way to sex them is to probe their anus, and I wouldn't know the difference anyway. So ....about 8 years later, Oscar laid a bunch of eggs.
A funny aside: " Somebody asked me about hatching them! I said mom and dad must not have told you about the birds amf the bees, because Oscar is single!"
Anyway, I didn't see any reason to change the name, and snakes are deaf anyway.
BTW: If you want to see her and that big long hair PITA cat of mine. 'Sammy ....meet Oscar' on YouTube.
Even wilder...( although a crappy video).. Is 'Grumpy Felix'.
I hadn't had Felix a week or two before that video, and I was just amazed at how calm he really was. He short struck at my nose, and did bite me on the side of the head a week earlier, but that's amazing for a full grown wild Texas ratsnake.
I've caught babies that have bitten me a dozen times in one sitting.