As a qualified handler of one of these fine species I can assure they are usually quite placid and much prefer to hide in moist dark burrows.
They can often resist the urge to be brought back into the open and usually lunge back into the burrow. This too and frowing does eventually tire them out and they will put up one last fight before using their natural defence mechanism of playing dead.
Owners of these pets often find they are poised in attack position early in the morning - as if agitated by their owners eyes opening. Although if ignored they soon retire to a more passive state,