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This response to a threat from Garters does not seem to be absolutely hard-wired. Some wild-caught snakes I have handled have done it, others have not. I caught one when I was 13 who wrapped itself around my wrist and stuck out its little tail and ‘rattled’ like mad! It was so amusing I took it into the house to show my parents. They liked snakes a whole lot less than I did and they were not amused. But I thought it was hysterical.