If you are into snakes and you already know everything about it, even petting them and calming them down, then you can have them as a pet. I had seen a lot of people having snake as their pet and they seem enjoying it. Their pet seems loving them as well. They had build a certain owner-pet connection just like the regular domestic pet we have. If you love to have snake as a pet, then you will take advantage of the internet reading about do's and don'ts of having it as a pet. You learn to adjust to your pet if you have one. You learn about its nature for you to understand each other. Just like people, pets will only hurt you when you hur them and if they assume you are about to hurt them. It is their defend mechanism. Before you hurt them, they will hurt you first.