This is What 5,000 Pounds of Rattlesnakes Looks Like [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000lbs of rattlesnakes looks like… you might consider heading to the world’s largest rattlesnake round up in Sweetwater, TX. These wester diamondback rattlers are harvested on local farms and ranches by snake hunters, both professional (yes, professional snake hunting is a real thing) and amateur, and then thrown into a massive pit. What could be more fun than that? RELATED: Know Your Venomous North American Snakes As you might expect, the footage of these massive venomous nightmare haunting reptiles speaks for itself. To listen to Riley Sawyers tell it, the roundup’s PR official, the event […]

Know Your Venomous North American Snakes

When the weather gets nice, it’s time for the hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts to come out of hiding… which happens to correlate with an uptick in snake activity (including venomous ones). First things first, I’ll say that I’m not one of those people who believes all snakes should be killed on sight. If a snake is non-venomous, I’ll let it slither on it’s way every time.┬áIf it’s venomous, and too close to my house or yard, that’s when a decision has to be made. In order to make that decision, I first need to identify the species of snake […]