Today’s Holiday: Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up

Today’s Holiday:
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up

Billed “The World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up,” this is one of several rattlesnake round-ups in Texas; some 30,000 spectators come to watch the goings-on. It is sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees, who stress the focus on safety and the benefits of the round-up. The weekend events include snake-handling demonstrations and the awarding of prizes for the biggest snake. There are also a parade, rattlesnake dances with country bands, and a rattlesnake meat-eating contest. A cook shack fries and serves more than 4,000 pounds of rattlesnake meat each year. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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