Interested in rattlesnakes, but don't want to see them suffer yet another annual eradication attempt at the hands of the Jaycees? Do you appreciate these animals as symbols of America who are as much a part of the ecosystem as deer, rabbits, eagles, bears and wolves? Going to be in Texas for spring break? Then consider checking out the Texas Rattlesnake Festival in Round Rock, TX. This is a no-kill festival that promotes education rather than eradication, and teaches stewardship rather than slaughter. The festival will be held March 8th and 9th. All information you need on it can be found at their website:Texas Rattlesnake Festival
This event will include venom extraction demonstrations by the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, as well as dynamic speakers and field herpers like Orry Martin the Texas Snake Hunter, and Bill Rulon Miller, the founder of Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups. Discounted tickets are offered for military, and disabled veterans and seniors over 75 are free.
Seriously consider going out and supporting the inaugural Texas Rattlesnake Festival. Spread the word and help make this pro-stewardship celebration of God's creatures excel above and beyond what they could ever dream.
Education, not eradication.