Hey guys, I have a 5 year old coastal carpet python (dont know gender), really healthy, a little small for his age, but yeah I love him He is a happy feeder, has only turned down a feeding two times in his life to date... And on both instances it was after a transfer to a new enclosure. So yeah, his comfortable, healthy, and nicely kept snake in a beautiful warm 4foot enclosure All sounds good, but it isn't really...for his 3rd birthday, we got a baby hen and fed it to him (bought it live and humanely killed it), his first taste outside the rat/mice/baby guinea pig barrier. He seemed to like it, and a baby hen was $2 at the market, supposed to a large mouse or a smaller/medium rat that are a fair bit more. So for the next year, he fed priorly on less than a week old hens and quails. All was good, he grew well that year, no health problems, and fed every 9-15 days. He is a active snake, but feeding was done by pretty much hanging the food in-front of him(with tweezers). On his 4th birthday, he moved to a new enclosure (old one broke -__-), and fed on his first day of the move. We started moving the food around the enclosure (baby hens), as if he chases it. 4 days after that, I went to change his water and he attacked me. He had never bite me before (mind the one time I didn't use tweezers... -__-), and I thought it was because I didn't wash my hands after touching my dogs. But no, a few days later he launched but missed me. For over a year now, my placid snake I would wrap around my neck and arm is now a killing machine. We believe it was from the food moving challenge, and I do try to handle him at least once every 2 days. I have to use long electrician gloves up to my biceps and keep him away from bare skin and my face. He has but rarely attacks me outside the enclosure, but usually, actually always attempts when I enter his cage to either change his water, get him out, or grab a sheet of fouled newspaper. His a killing machine now . It has been over a year of him being aggressive, even with me handling him regularly. I would consider myself experienced with handling snakes, this isn't my first snake, but he is just down right crazy now. Is there ANYTHING else I can do to calm him? and yes, I have stopped with the 'moving food challenge', and now drop the rat/chicken/guinea pig in-front of him now. I'm worried his going to be like this forever, I don't want a 10 year old 8 foot Carpet python with a bad tempter, -___-, and I don't mean to be rude to the snake but he has a dull pattern many enthusiasts would not want, so in a few years something happens, who would want a aggressive, adult, dull snake? Please, anything I can do to calm him?!