Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

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  • Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

  • Artist: Laurie McDonald
  • Year: 1980
  • Duration: 27:00
  • Country: United States
  • A documentary of an annual event where thousands of rattlesnakes are captured, taken to a coliseum, thrown into pits, then milked, butchered, skinned and eaten. The event began twenty years ago out of a real concern to control the rattlesnake population. The true reasons for the roundup are revealed: the event was contrived for the psychological rather than the physical survival of the residents of the West Texas community.

  • Accession #: 1094
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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