I just bought a new baby Sonoran gopher snake. My old Great Basin gopher snake escaped earlier this year and my roommate's kid decided to call animal control instead of waking me up to warn me there was a deadly rattlesnake in the house.
Anyway, the new baby is still very skittish and started hissing and trying to bite me when I handled him for the first time today. Then I let him crawl into my shirt pocket and he chilled out in there for a while, but he started hissing again when I took him out so I put him back in his cage. My old snake was very tame, but I had to handle him daily since he was a baby to get him that way.

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