We are in the research phase considering whether to get a snake (possible Stimson) next year, so doing lots of reading and thinking. Consider yourself warned that there are many stupid questions to come . Something I'm wondering now is what kind of interaction you get from your python on a daily/weekly basis. I realise aussie pythons are primarily nocturnal, so I'm wondering how much do you see them? How/when can you interact with them? I assume you would only seek to handle when they are awake, so when and how often would that be? We have a blue tongue lizard who, quite frankly, could take us or leave us. Fine with us, low maintenance is awesome so obviously we don't expect heaps from them. I love that they don't wait all day for us to get home. But obviously he does usually still come out during the day to bask and it is nice to see him out and about. So what's realistic when it comes to seeing and interacting with your antaresia or other python? I'd love to hear your stories about what it's like day to day to have a python. Thanks!