I hate to let the cat out of the bag, but i have had several hoggies that charge out of there cages mouth wide open and with a good possibility of connecting with your hands or fingers. it is a feeding responce for the most part and it is why i suggest to all snake owners that they invest in a hook. after removing them from their cages all of them were then puppy dog tame. Hoggies are not borring, they have personality for sure. my favorite of all the small pet snakes for sure.