Arizona Mountain Kingsnake:
(Including the smaller version because he looks better in it.) I held him first. Really the guy at the pet store (Adam) held him and I just grabbed the snake’s back end and let it flow through my fingers over and over. This guy looks like the poisonous coral snake, but no worries, isn’t. Avi told me that snakes aren’t slimey so I was super surprised when this guy did feel slick like baby oil.
I held him completely. A beautiful and tame snake. I was still weary of his head but the worst thing he did the whole time I held him was stick his tongue out at me and curl his tail into my rain jacket. This boy was not slimey at all, dry as a bone. Ironic that the pet store guy’s name is Adam and I happened to take a photo that happens to look like Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam”.
Green Tree Python:
I wanted to hold him but was not allowed because he is too aggressive. He is also $900. And gorgeous.
Adam said 5 years ago he had lizards and hated snakes. Five years later he owns zero lizards and 23 snakes. He was the right man to show us snakes. My co-worker who is working on her phobia did hold the ball python, which when it matures will be 3 feet long and 3-4 inches in diamater, if I remember correctly.
I could become a snake person if my family were compatible with such a thing. (My family is not compatible with such a thing.)