I just got my first snake a couple of days ago and wanted to double check that it is behaving normally, I bought a snake that is a about a year old a couple of days ago, so far during the day it spends it's time curled up on the heat mat next to the hide that it has. At night it periodically moves it's head around the lid of its terrarium (the lid hinges and opens from the top. As it has been a few days I tried feeding it earlier tonight and it ate after about a minute of staring at the mouse. Although when I went to move it into the transport cage I have for feeding it bit me several times hard enough to draw blood. which I was expecting from research prior to getting a snake, but is quite the change from when I got the snake, at the store it did bite the helper but not hard enough to draw blood and didn't bite me at the store or when I picked it up from the transport cage to first put it in the terrarium. During feeding I tried moving the hid into the corner that it liked to hang out in but rather than enter it it has settled for sitting on it rather than in it. extra information that might be relevant The heat mat is working with the warm end of the tank being kept around 30 degrees, I am in Sydney though and with the heat currently during the day both ends are about the same temperature. due to the hand writing on the card they gave me it was either fed on the 2nd or 7th of January prior to tonight. Thanks for any help.