March 10, 2013, - 12:34 pm
Very interesting and cool, but not for the squeamish. If you don’t want to see a rattlesnake quickly beheaded or a dude wearing a rattlesnake head necklace, this isn’t for you, but for everyone else, it’s a great piece of American kitsch. They say that ophidiophobia–fear of snakes–is the most common fear and that it’s genetic. But I have a very cool pair of rattlesnake-skin covered cowboy boots which I bought at a second-hand shop, so I enjoy this bit on the Sweetwater, Texas Rattlesnake Roundup. I’m glad, though, that rattlesnakes (and all other snakes) are not kosher, so I can’t eat ‘em. Yuck. Tastes like chicken?
As you probably can gather, these rattlesnake hunters are salt of the earth Americans, and you can bet none o’ these guys voted for Obama. Count on it.
Bonus video: this is my favorite snake video. You can’t even see the snake, but you can feel the fear, ironically with Salma Hayek, who did a whole movie scene with a giant python previously (was it a stunt double?):
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