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Jaycee member Larry Martin holds open the mouth of a wild-caught rattlesnake for attendees to inspect. The snakes are then milked of their venom, beheaded and skinned. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.

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Even after decapitation rattlesnakes can continue to writhe and curl into one another. Their heads retain sentience for as much as an hour after being separated from their bodies. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.

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Young and old watch and even take part in the skinning of thousands of wild-caught rattlesnakes. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur.