I just played with a Burmese Python named Darwin...one of the odd benefits of working for a television channel with the word animal in the title.
Darwin was so mellow, incredibly smooth and most of all frickin' heavy!
I obviously didn't get all up in his business, but I did get to hold part of his insanely long body! (which was very cool)
Apparently the Burmese python is one of the few species of constrictors that can kill a human - you go on Darwin with your bad self!
It reminded me that I'd like to check out the Darwin exhibit at the ROM. (That's the Royal Ontario Museum for all you non-Ontarians)