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Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles
16 PICTURES
USA/
RTR2MIKA
May 17, 2011
Actor Larry Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of...
Beverly Hills, UNITED STATES
Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of Larry Hagman"...
Actor Larry Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of Larry Hagman" in Beverly Hills, California May 16, 2011. Hagman, 79, best-known for playing conniving Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing in the television series "Dallas," is putting furnishings, antiques, art work and personal property from his hilltop California home up for auction, to be held live June 4. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
USA/
RTR2MIK7
May 17, 2011
Actor Larry Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of...
Beverly Hills, UNITED STATES
Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of Larry Hagman"...
Actor Larry Hagman holds his taxidermy rattlesnake during a preview of the auction "The Collection of Larry Hagman" in Beverly Hills, California May 16, 2011. Hagman, 79, best-known for playing conniving Texas oil baron J.R. Ewing in the television series "Dallas," is putting furnishings, antiques, art work and personal property from his hilltop California home up for auction, to be held live June 4. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)
MEXICO/
RTXLV5L
May 23, 2009
Pre-Hispanic figures of rattlesnakes are displayed as part of the "Teotihuacan, City of Gods" exhibition...
Mexico City, Mexico
Pre-Hispanic figures of rattlesnakes are displayed as part of the "Teotihuacan, City of Gods" exhibition...
Pre-Hispanic figures of rattlesnakes are displayed as part of the "Teotihuacan, City of Gods" exhibition in Mexico City's anthropology museum May 21, 2009. The snakes are representations of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, one of the most common deities in Teotihuacan. This god has powers related to soil fertility and crop growth. The exhibition is the result of a century of exploration and research, with more than 400 pieces that will be on display until August 29, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Picture taken May 21, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO SOCIETY)
Oddly
Oddly
Rattlesnake Roundup - 15 Mar 2009
13 PICTURES
USA/
RTXCSKA
March 15, 2009
People in the crowd react as a Sweetwater Jaycee prepares to pick up a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
People in the crowd react as a Sweetwater Jaycee prepares to pick up a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest...
People in the crowd react as a Sweetwater Jaycee prepares to pick up a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJO
March 15, 2009
Sweetwater Jaycee Jody Gray drapes a snake around a woman's neck as she poses for a picture at the World's...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Sweetwater Jaycee Gray drapes a snake around a woman's neck as she poses for a picture at the World's...
Sweetwater Jaycee Jody Gray drapes a snake around a woman's neck as she poses for a picture at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSK3
March 14, 2009
A woman adjusts the daily total of pounds of rattlesnake brought in for Andy Lee's team at the World's...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
A woman adjusts the daily total of pounds of rattlesnake brought in for Andy Lee's team at the World's...
A woman adjusts the daily total of pounds of rattlesnake brought in for Andy Lee's team at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT) ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSK2
March 14, 2009
A snake hunter shines a flashlight into a rattlesnake den after pumping gasoline into it as men with...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
A snake hunter shines a flashlight into a rattlesnake den after pumping gasoline into it as men with...
A snake hunter shines a flashlight into a rattlesnake den after pumping gasoline into it as men with tongs wait to catch the snakes during a guided snake hunt at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJX
March 14, 2009
Members of the Jaycees skin rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Members of the Jaycees skin rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
Members of the Jaycees skin rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJU
March 14, 2009
A snake hunter works aluminium tubing into a rattlesnake den as men with snake tongs wait to catch the...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
A snake hunter works aluminium tubing into a rattlesnake den as men with snake tongs wait to catch the...
A snake hunter works aluminium tubing into a rattlesnake den as men with snake tongs wait to catch the snakes during a guided snake hunt at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The aluminium tubing is attached to a tank of gasoline which is used to flush the snakes out of their dens. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJR
March 14, 2009
Megan Hurst, 13, reacts as Sweetwater Jaycee Jody Gray (L) drapes a rattlesnake around her neck at the...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Hurst reacts as Sweetwater Jaycee Gray drapes a rattlesnake around her neck at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake...
Megan Hurst, 13, reacts as Sweetwater Jaycee Jody Gray (L) drapes a rattlesnake around her neck at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJH
March 14, 2009
Emily Carey, 17, of Sweetwater shows a piece of rattlesnake meat to the crowd at the World's Biggest...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Carey shows a piece of rattlesnake meat to the crowd at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater...
Emily Carey, 17, of Sweetwater shows a piece of rattlesnake meat to the crowd at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJF
March 14, 2009
A woman reacts to a holding tank of rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater,...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
A woman reacts to a holding tank of rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater...
A woman reacts to a holding tank of rattlesnakes at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJE
March 14, 2009
Brandon Ashford holds up a piece of rattlesnake meat to three girls in the crowd at the World's Biggest...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Ashford holds up a piece of rattlesnake meat to three girls in the crowd at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake...
Brandon Ashford holds up a piece of rattlesnake meat to three girls in the crowd at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
USA/
RTXCSJD
March 14, 2009
Sweetwater Jaycees measure and roll up rattlesnake skins at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Sweetwater Jaycees measure and roll up rattlesnake skins at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up...
Sweetwater Jaycees measure and roll up rattlesnake skins at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE)
USA/
RTXCSJC
March 14, 2009
Men pose with rattlesnakes inside the holding tank at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater,...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Men pose with rattlesnakes inside the holding tank at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater...
Men pose with rattlesnakes inside the holding tank at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)
USA/
RTXCSJB
March 14, 2009
A Sweetwater Jaycee skins a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
A Sweetwater Jaycee skins a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
A Sweetwater Jaycee skins a rattlesnake at the World's Biggest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 14, 2009. The round-up was started 51 years ago by the Jaycees as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. The Jaycees is a leadership training organization for young men and women between the ages of 21-39. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUT
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, (R) a student at the University of Calgary, and his assistant Murdoch Taylor catch a...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson and his assistant Taylor catch prairie rattlesnake on road in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, (R) a student at the University of Calgary, and his assistant Murdoch Taylor catch a prairie rattlesnake on a road in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta August 7, 2008. in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUS
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, (L) a student at the University of Calgary, and his assistant Murdoch Taylor scan a bull...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson and his assistant Taylor scan bull snake for microchip tag in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, (L) a student at the University of Calgary, and his assistant Murdoch Taylor scan a bull snake for a microchip tag, which contains information on the snake, in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUO
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary uses a radio receiver to track a prairie rattlesnake...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson uses radio receiver to track prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary uses a radio receiver to track a prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUN
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, glues a radio transmitter onto the back of a...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson glues radio transmitter onto back of prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, glues a radio transmitter onto the back of a prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUL
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, catches a bull snake in Dinosaur Provincial Park,...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson, student at University of Calgary, catches bull snake in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, catches a bull snake in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUK
August 08, 2008
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, catches a prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial...
Calgary, Canada
Martinson, student at University of Calgary, catches prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park
Adam Martinson, a student at the University of Calgary, catches a prairie rattlesnake in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Martinson has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES
RTR20RUJ
August 08, 2008
A prairie rattlesnake lies dead after being run over by a vehicle on a road leading into Dinosaur Provincial...
Calgary, Canada
Prairie rattlesnake lies dead after being run over by vehicle on road leading into Dinosaur Provincial...
A prairie rattlesnake lies dead after being run over by a vehicle on a road leading into Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Adam Martinson, a University of Calgary student working on a Masters degree has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
CANADA-SNAKES/
RTR20RUH
August 08, 2008
A prairie rattlesnake warns approaching hikers with a rattle of his tail in Dinosaur Provincial Park,...
Calgary, Canada
Prairie rattlesnake warns approaching hikers with rattle of his tail in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta....
A prairie rattlesnake warns approaching hikers with a rattle of his tail in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta in this picture taken August 7, 2008. Adam Martinson, a University of Calgary student working on a Masters degree has come to Dinosaur Provincial Park, listed as a United Nations World Heritage site, to study why snakes slither onto -- and too frequently die on -- the asphalt blacktop of the region's roads. For prairie rattlesnakes, considered to be potentially a "species at risk" by the Alberta government, and bull snakes, their nonvenomous cousins, roads are a deadly hazard. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA)
Oddly Enough
Oddly Enough
Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships - 01 Apr 2007
15 PICTURES
USA/
RTR1O62L
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Don Bearden has a rattlesnake placed on his face during a performance at...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Bearden has a rattlesnake placed on his face during a performance at the...
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Don Bearden has a rattlesnake placed on his face during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62K
April 01, 2007
A man rolls out a roll of crime scene tape to keep visitors away from boxes full of rattlesnakes at the...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
A man rolls out a roll of crime scene tape to keep visitors away from boxes full of rattlesnakes at the...
A man rolls out a roll of crime scene tape to keep visitors away from boxes full of rattlesnakes at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62J
April 01, 2007
Deputy Constable Butch Dennis holds a rattlesnake at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Deputy Constable Dennis holds a rattlesnake at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor...
Deputy Constable Butch Dennis holds a rattlesnake at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62I
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Kat Stevens displays photos of her arm after she was bitten by a snake...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Stevens displays photos of her arm after she was bit by a snake to the...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Kat Stevens displays photos of her arm after she was bitten by a snake to the crowd at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62H
April 01, 2007
Taylor Jaycee Mark Barron (L) hands his son Colton, 11, (R) a coiled rattlesnake before deciding against...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Barron hands his son Colton, 11, a coiled rattlesnake before deciding against the idea during a birthday...
Taylor Jaycee Mark Barron (L) hands his son Colton, 11, (R) a coiled rattlesnake before deciding against the idea during a birthday celebration at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62F
April 01, 2007
Colton Barron, 11, (R) receives a birthday kiss from his mother, Tracie, (2nd from R) with sister Catie,...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Barron receives a birthday kiss from his mother, Tracie, with sister Catie sitting atop her shoulders...
Colton Barron, 11, (R) receives a birthday kiss from his mother, Tracie, (2nd from R) with sister Catie, 9, sitting atop her shoulders after Colton was brought into the rattlesnake pit to celebrate his birthday at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62E
April 01, 2007
Colton Barron, 11, (L) enters the rattlesnake pit with his mother, Tracie, (R) after a birthday cake...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Barron enters the rattlesnake pit with his mother, Tracie, after a birthday cake was placed on a table...
Colton Barron, 11, (L) enters the rattlesnake pit with his mother, Tracie, (R) after a birthday cake was placed on a table in his honor at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62C
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handler David Gay (L) throws a rattlesnake into a burlap sack held by first time...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Gay throws a rattlesnake into a burlap sack held by first time competitor...
Heart of Texas Snake Handler David Gay (L) throws a rattlesnake into a burlap sack held by first time competitor Michael Williams (C) as Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Shawn Jonas (2nd from L) and Jack Bibby (R) supervise at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62B
April 01, 2007
Joseph Grady (L) prepares to pick up a rattlesnake and throw it into the burlap sack held by his sacking...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Grady prepares to pick up a rattlesnake and throw it into the burlap sack held by his sacking partner...
Joseph Grady (L) prepares to pick up a rattlesnake and throw it into the burlap sack held by his sacking partner Don Beardon (R) while competing in the the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O62A
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Shawn Jonas (bottom) gazes out of the rattlesnake pit as other members of...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Jonas gazes out of the rattlesnake pit as other members of the group perform...
Heart of Texas Snake Handler Shawn Jonas (bottom) gazes out of the rattlesnake pit as other members of the group perform with snakes at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O628
April 01, 2007
A Heart of Texas Snake Handler falls off of a carnival ride at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handler falls off of a carnival ride at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships...
A Heart of Texas Snake Handler falls off of a carnival ride at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O627
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers tell jokes before the start of the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers tell jokes before the start of the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers tell jokes before the start of the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O623
April 01, 2007
Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby lays on the ground with rattlesnakes piled on top of him during a performance...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Texas Snake Handler Bibby lays on the ground with rattlesnakes piled on top of him during a performance...
Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby lays on the ground with rattlesnakes piled on top of him during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O622
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby (R) places a rattlesnake on his son, Michael, 15, during a...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Bibby places a rattlesnake on his son, Michael, during a performance...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby (R) places a rattlesnake on his son, Michael, 15, during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O621
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby lays still as rattlesnakes are piled on him during a performance...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Bibby lays still as rattlesnakes are piled on him during a performance...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby lays still as rattlesnakes are piled on him during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O61Z
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby holds out his hand to display his thumb which was disfigured...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Bibby holds out his hand to display his thumb which was disfigured by...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby holds out his hand to display his thumb which was disfigured by a snakebite before the start of the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O61Y
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby kisses a coiled rattlesnake during a performance at the Taylor...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Bibby kisses a coiled rattlesnake during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers' Jack Bibby kisses a coiled rattlesnake during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR1O61W
April 01, 2007
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Terry Tippit (L) and Britt Stevens (R) watch as fellow Heart of Texas Snake...
Taylor, UNITED STATES
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Tippit and Stevens watch as fellow member Bibby dangles rattlesnakes from...
Heart of Texas Snake Handlers Terry Tippit (L) and Britt Stevens (R) watch as fellow Heart of Texas Snake Handler Jack Bibby (C) dangles rattlesnakes from his mouth during a performance at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
SNAKES
RTXOK0U
April 29, 2006
A Rattlesnake rests on its cage at a live reptile exhibition in Irun, Basque Country April 29, 2006.
Irun, Spain
A Rattlesnake rests on its cage at a live reptile exhibition in Irun, Basque Country April 29, 2006......
A Rattlesnake rests on its cage at a live reptile exhibition in Irun, Basque Country April 29, 2006.
SPAIN
RTR1CXBH
April 29, 2006
A Rattlesnake rests in its cage at a live reptile exhibition in Irun, Basque Country April 29, 2006....
Irun, Spain
Rattlesnake rests on its cage at reptile exhibition in Basque Country
A Rattlesnake rests in its cage at a live reptile exhibition in Irun, Basque Country April 29, 2006. REUTERS/Pablo Sanchez
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Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup - 13 Mar 2006
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TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
A snake handler from Sweetwater Jaycee organization holds up an 80 inch (2 m) rattlesnake for the crowd...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Snake handler holds up rattlesnake for crowd to see at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
A snake handler from Sweetwater Jaycee organization holds up an 80 inch (2 m) rattlesnake for the crowd to see at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. This year the round-up brought in 13,552 pounds of live snake. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
Mac Smith, 14, skins a rattlesnake at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Smith skins rattlesnake at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
Mac Smith, 14, skins a rattlesnake at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
A rattlesnake slithers across the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater,...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Rattlesnake slithers across rattlesnake pit at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
A rattlesnake slithers across the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
A rattlesnake slithers across the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater,...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Rattlesnake slithers across rattlesnake pit at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
A rattlesnake slithers across the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS
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March 12, 2006
Rattlesnakes are milked for their venom inside the milking pit at the annual Rattlesnake Round-up in...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Rattlesnakes are milked for venom inside milking pit at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater Texas...
Rattlesnakes are milked for their venom inside the milking pit at the annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 11, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the world's largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
A snake handler from the Sweetwater Jaycee organization holds a rattlesnake's jaw open at an outdoor...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Snake handler holds rattlesnakes jaw open during annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater Texas
A snake handler from the Sweetwater Jaycee organization holds a rattlesnake's jaw open at an outdoor demonstration during the annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 11, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the world's largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
A rattlesnake slithers across a pile of coiled rattlesnakes inside the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Rattlesnake slithers across pile of coiled rattlesnakes inside rattlesnake pit at annual Rattlesnake...
A rattlesnake slithers across a pile of coiled rattlesnakes inside the rattlesnake pit at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. This year the round-up brought in 13,552 pounds of live rattlesnakes. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
The crowd watches as snake handlers from Sweetwater Jaycee organization measure an 80 inch (2 m) rattlesnake...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Crowd watches as snake handlers measure rattlesnake at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
The crowd watches as snake handlers from Sweetwater Jaycee organization measure an 80 inch (2 m) rattlesnake at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. This year the round-up brought in 13,552 pounds of live rattlenakes. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
Riley Sawyers, member of the Sweetwater Jaycee organization, has his beard measured shortly before winning...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Sawyers has his beard measured for longest beard contest at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater...
Riley Sawyers, member of the Sweetwater Jaycee organization, has his beard measured shortly before winning the longest beard contest at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up. The round-up brought in 13,552 lbs (6147 kg) of live rattlesnakes. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP
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March 12, 2006
Mac Smith, 14, (R) pauses to chew his rattlesnake as Sam Pintor, 18, (L) finishes eating during the rattlesnake...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Smith pauses during rattlesnake eating contest at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater
Mac Smith, 14, (R) pauses to chew his rattlesnake as Sam Pintor, 18, (L) finishes eating during the rattlesnake eating contest at the 48th annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 12, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS
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March 12, 2006
A snake hunter uses a snake stick to grab a snake as it comes out of its den in Sweetwater, Texas March...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Snake hunter uses snake stick to grab snake as it comes out of den in Sweetwater Texas
A snake hunter uses a snake stick to grab a snake as it comes out of its den in Sweetwater, Texas March 11, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the world's largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
TEXAS
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March 12, 2006
Blade Woods is lifted up by his grandfather at the annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March...
Sweetwater, UNITED STATES
Woods is lifted up by grandfather at annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater Texas
Blade Woods is lifted up by his grandfather at the annual Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater, Texas March 11, 2006. Sweetwater is home to the world's largest Rattlesnake Round-up which started as a way for ranchers to rid the abundance of snakes that were threatening their livestock. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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