Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt

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Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt Main Street
200 N Main
Waurika, OK 73573

Phone: 580-228-2713
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Come for the thrill of Waurika's annual rattlesnake hunt. Activities include carnival rides, games, food vendors, a flea market, thrill show and caravan hunting of Diamondback rattlesnakes. Have a "fangtastic" time as you witness snake handlers perform daring and courageous feats in a pit with live rattlesnakes. Have your picture taken with a live Diamondback rattlesnake in the on-site photobooth, or put your taste buds to the test with a helping of deep-fried rattlesnake meat. Snake meat, rattlers and hides will be up for sale. Join in the 5K or 1 mile fun run on Saturday. Prizes ...

Come for the thrill of Waurika's annual rattlesnake hunt. Activities include carnival rides, games, food vendors, a flea market, thrill show and caravan hunting of Diamondback rattlesnakes. Have a "fangtastic" time as you witness snake handlers perform daring and courageous feats in a pit with live rattlesnakes. Have your picture taken with a live Diamondback rattlesnake in the on-site photobooth, or put your taste buds to the test with a helping of deep-fried rattlesnake meat. Snake meat, rattlers and hides will be up for sale. Join in the 5K or 1 mile fun run on Saturday. Prizes are awarded for the longest snake captured, the most rattles and more.

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  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-81

  • Projected Attendance: 25,000

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Stephen Dyer




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From Ferd Burffle on 04/10/15

OMG, they DO sew the snakes' mouths shut, after they pull out the fangs. There's even a petition on Change.org to stop what some, including me, regard as barbaric, inhumane behavior.


From rufus quadlebaum on 04/09/15

Sew they mouf shut??? Recon they could dew muh wife fer me? I'd pay handsum. On the serious side, I'd like to purchase live snakes. I've been doing it for years at okeene but thought I'd try waurika as I heard it's a good show


From Ray Man on 02/19/14

Jams, How da ya spel tha nme of ur twon?


From james on 09/09/13

i am from the twon of waurika where the snake hunt is held and they do sew the snakes mouth shut for taken pictures


From NewOkie on 04/13/13

It isn't disgusting. It's that many LESS Rattlers to bite us out here. It's population control. Considering their natural predators are few, I think it's an effective means of keeping their numbers manageable around here.


From Shauna on 04/09/13

Come on, REALLY ... It's apparent you've never been there. They do not sew the snakes mouth shut ... they are properly trained to hold the snakes mouth/throat so the snake is unable to strike. Know your facts before you go throwing incorrect comments, please.


From Ray Autry on 04/04/13

They sew the mouth of the rattlesnake shut. That's how it doesn't bite you.


From Christoph on 03/19/13

Disgusting ! This is so... Ahh... You are no Humans, You are Monsters !


From Scot on 03/18/13

How do you get a picture taken with a live rattlesnake without it biting you?


 
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