Andrew took Slick out of his tank the other day. It's been months since he's been out.
The reason is because Slick is so curious and active. He alertly keeps his eyes on movement inside and outside his tank.
It takes a lot of nerve to grab a snake who is warily watching you, moving toward your hands to investigate, potentially ready to strike.
A bite from this 4.5 ft. yellow rat would hurt, most likely even break the skin but we know he probably would NOT bite. This we tell our pounding heart. Slick did well for Andrew so I took a turn too. And Slick only opened his mouth enough to stick his tongue out at us. :-)