Hi guys, Tonight I unfortunately got myself into a situation where I was able to bitten by my denisonia devisi "Addie." In order to get her to feed I first have to grab her behind the head and place the rat in front of her mouth until she grabs it. I wear gloves made from suede that cover most of the finger, they leave the back of the fingers - close to the knuckle - covered in polyester/cotton fabric. Addie managed to slip from my grip and whip around to bite the fabric covered portion of my middle finger. Both fangs penetrated the skin to enough of a degree to cause bleeding. This is what the site looks like a couple minutes after the bite. This was 2 hours later. Timeline: I was tagged at roughly 9:30 p.m. Over the next five minutes I bandaged my arm, took the first photo and wore an extra pair of leather gloves underneath the suede gloves to feed Addie. During the first hour there was slight swelling - unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the swelling - and slight stinging; less than a bee sting. During the second hour the swelling subsided and the stinging went away. All in all, it was wasn't pleasant, but it was "nice and boring" like I had expected it would be. Thought I would share this story to get some more information out about what a bite from a De Vis Banded Snake has the ability to do. I also have an EpiPen on standby, just in case an allergic reaction took place. Safety First. Tayler.