Video length: 2 min.
The Great Rattlesnake Fair, one of the most dangerous in the world, has been taking place for more than 60 years in Texas, United States.
The rattlesnake is considered one of the most dangerous snakes in the world. Its bite can lead to a slow and painful death. In Texas (United States), the Great Rattlesnake Fair has been taking place for over 60 years. The recent lifting of anti-Covid restrictions made it possible to organize this 2021 edition. On site, wearing a mask is encouraged, but not compulsory.
In this fair, the principle is to capture as many snakes as possible to sell them or display them in competitions. You can learn how to skin a snake, eat it or buy derivative products. This show also aims to raise public awareness of the practices to adopt in the event of a bad meeting. “In this region, we really live with them. It doesn’t matter if you are in a big or a small town, one day or another, you might come across one of these reptiles.”, warns volunteer Red Hurd. The fair is even the opportunity to elect a Miss snake charmer.