I am not a big fan of snakes. I don’t mind admiring from behind a plate of thick glass, or reading about them in a book, or even watching a nature show on TV. But going to a rattlesnack round up, isn’t my thing. But it is my son’s. So hubby took him out to Sweetwater Texas Map this weekend. For a man’s weekend- camping, snake hikes, shooting.
Diamond back rattle snakes…..
Miss Snake Charmer (the beauty pageant) runner up, the snake “arena” (round up, milking for venom, decapitating, skinning)
My son came back with a wealth of snake knowledge. The western diamondback rattle snake is not aggressive. It actually takes a lot to provoke one to strike. They have live births, which is odd for reptiles. The young are born in a snake den with fangs and venom. These snakes can strike up to 1/3 to 1/2 their body length. They only eat about 3x a year. And if you are into catching them, they go for $10/lb (for the skin). They came home with many things snake skin, even for the ladies…..maybe my daughter and I can model our hair clips.