Hi all, I'm new member of forum and so excited that I finally have a little Western Hognose. He is three years old, captive bred, and sooooo tame. He just arrived this evening after overnighting thru UPS. His name is Dakota. I opened the pillowcase, reached in and picked him up. He looked at me and seemed pleased with himself. He doesn't appear stressed at all. But I'll let him settle in before too much handling. I am so lucky to have such a great little snake and I am reading everything on this site to learn as much as possible about them.