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    You should consider a choice-based handling approach. When I want to play with my Childrenís python, I open the enclosure. If he comes out, we play. If he doesnít, we donít. Interacting with your snake when it doesnít want to interact with you increases the chances of getting bit.

    That said, I do sometimes need to handle my snake when he doesnít want to be handled. This is usually when it comes time for him to return to his enclosure after playtime is over. Thatís when the hook training comes in handy.

    However, itís while maintaining his enclosure (e.g. water changes) that Iíve taken the most bites, so Iíve started wearing gloves. I tried letting him see and smell me before reaching into his enclosure to avoid being mistaken for food. This worked well when I could see him. The problem came when I didnít see him and thought the coast was clear only to have him strike from a hiding place.

    I also target train, so you could safely say I take a kitchen sink approach to avoiding bites. All this is probably overkill on my part. My snake is tiny compared to yours. I do it mostly because I like training my snake. It's fun to have a purpose to your interactions. In your case, adopting one or more of the above approaches is more of a necessity.
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