Charity Rattlesnake Hunt


WAURIKA - It's a great way to raise money for the fire department. And all you have to do is catch a snake.

15,000 people attended the Waurika Rattlesnake Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The festival attracted people from around the world, even Norway. "We just have one poisonous snake in norway and they are not as dangerous as rattlesnake," one tourist said.

Festival-goers could buy snake souveneirs, and even learn about snake safety.

This is the 46th year for the festival. Proceeds are donated to the Waurika Fire Department. They said the snakes help them save lives.

Last year, the hunt raised $30,000. Officials are expecting to see a 50% drop this year, partially because of the weather.


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