Rattlesnakes are kicked around,
A Jaycee member in the Snake Pit. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.
A Jaycee member clears a path through hundreds of wild-caught rattlesnakes. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.
Many snakes are injured or dead by the time the event starts. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.
“Rattlesnakes rattle when they are terrified, not angry or preparing to attack as many think. The sound of rattling at these roundups is in fact a thousand snakes screaming.” Melissa Amarello, MS Biology, Co-founder ASP