The Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up Returns to West Texas
It is that time of year again, the Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater is back.
According to NewsWest 9, The Sweetwater Jaycees put the event on every year and it has been an annual event in West Texas since it started back in 1958.
Dennis Cumbie, a chairman for the Sweetwater Jaycees discussed the respect he has for the rattlesnake, "You always have to have respect for them," said Cumbie. "You never don't respect them. It's not about fear, it's about respect. I learned to respect them a long time ago when I was a senior in high school."
The event brings out thousands of people every year from all over Texas and the country, and has everything from handling and safety demonstrations to milking and skinning demonstrations.
The event will have a cook-off and there will be plenty of samples so you can try out rattlesnake meat or even take part in a snake eating contest.
Take it from me who has tried rattlesnake before, it is pretty good and it actually does taste a lot like chicken.
The Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater begins this Friday and runs through Sunday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and for military and children under 4 get in free.
For more information, check out the Rattlesnake Round-Up website.