Just to let you know, you are not alone. My current male RT will grab a hand just as soon as look at it. I now always wear a glove on my other hand in the interest of self preservation. Not sure why this particular bird does it - all of my previous RTs have been puppy-dog tame, to the point where I could handle them without any glove if I needed to. However, this guy seems to just want to shred your hands up. It doesn't bother me too much- as long as he still crashes things in the wood with reckless abandon I can forgive the fact that he acts like a vicious killer instead of "pet like".