Annual event just north of my hometown,,,,,,,,,been there many times. They butcher and cook on the spot.
Maybe it is due to camera perspective, but that is a huge Copperhead.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
Sorry Rocky, that Copperhead has it's head up looking around. The rest look chilled.
I do have doubts about that one rattlesnake in the front left of the photo. Look at that head shape and fake looking eye. Hhmmnn...........................
He Dog said:
Have done research work at roundups here, and having visited roundups in other states, I have seen this several times. I would be willing to bet all are alive and intact snakes. They simply have no incentive to strike the guy in the tub, he is no threat and bites are defensive.Yea sure and they do not ever change their minds about being defensive.That feller is on a trip. (in la la land) and a Dumbaxe
Ok, so how does he get out?? And if they aren't dead then just how drunk is the dude??
Many decades ago they had rattlesnake 'rodeo/roundups' in panhandle Florida and lower Alabama. People put hoses down gopher tortoise burrows and poured gasoline down the hose in an attempt to drive the residents out. A wildlife group from an Alabama university dug some of the 'gassed' burrows up and found plenty of dead animals. There were gopher tortoises, gopher frogs, various snakes including indigo snakes and burrowing owls - dead from respiratory damage. Nearly wiped out all of the above from several areas before changes were brought about by some conservation groups - but some are still 'threatened' species. Best Regards - AQH
my ex-wife was a frequent participant in the Okeene OK rattlesnake roundups prior to our time. adult beverages were prevalent to most of the snake hunters...IMAGINE THAT!