“All this weekend, thousands of people are converging on a tiny Texas town to celebrate the mass collection, sale and killing of scores of rattlesnakes. Whacking Day (The 56th Annual Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup) kicked off Thursday night with a parade, and lasts through Sunday, capped off by a rattlesnake-meat-eating contest.
This is a bad idea whose time is up.”
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Photo of Whacking Day Mayor Quimby with some pre-whacked snakes (Wikipedia) and article by Rebecca Boyle (Popular Science)