Me in 2005, with a Ball python (called a Royal python here). I do not recommend putting a snake around your neck, very easy to get hurt, and you can never predict for sure what a snake will do, (obvs there are somethings you can predict the snake will do when feeding or in shed, or when annoyed). This snake tho, never showed any signs of aggression towards me, while he would strike at or bite other people or curl up in a ball, (defense mechanism). Even with food in the tank, he would never strike me if I needed to remove food or him, (using safe methods and tools).
My baby Boa Constrictor tho, even at 7 inches I would have never done this with her. Big attitude and strength for such a little thing.
So yeah, don't do this! lol Its not the best idea in the world.
I miss having a snake, but don't have the space for a proper tank or the money for even a normal Ball python here. Would love aLeopard Mystc Piebald, they are gorgeous.
Snakes are not slimy as many people think they are. They feel like warm, slightly bumpy leather that moves :p