All right, in honour of Regina’s special guest, here’s a video of a crabby bull snake by Orry Martin, the Texas Snake Hunter. More Orry here. I love the way Orry ends a lot of his vids with a big ole “praise the Lord!” He’s the right kind of Christian–the sort who loves the world and the animals God* put in it, and preaches conservation and appreciation of wildlife. Anyway! The wacky thing about these beautiful snakes is they’ll act like this but they’ll also (often) tolerate handling extremely well. If you’re calm, they’re generally going to be calm.

Bull snakes! I love ’em. Love ’em!

*Disclaimer: Unfortunately there is no God but if you’ve gotta believe, this is a good way to do it.