Andrew is currently babysitting a full size corn snake, and we certainly don't want him to get that big and be cranky about being handled, so the answer is simply to handle him more. It's been a pet project of mine, I take him out for a couple minutes every time that I'm here, and he's really gotten much better. I don't even use the hook to catch him most times now, just reach in and take hold of him.
Before I started handling him, he didn't even have a name. Andrew just called him the little guy. I picked the name Rogue for him, and Andrew agreed to it this week. I like to think that makes him part mine too. Anyways, that's the most exciting thing that happened in my night, so I thought I would write about it.