Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rattlesnake Derby, Mangum, Oklahoma

My dad and I drove over to Mangum, Oklahoma this afternoon just to see what was going on at the annual Rattlesnake Derby there. . . .

It's just not every day that you see boxes labeled, CAUTION LIVE SNAKES

My dad. Back in the day, none of us had ever been to a rattlesnake derby. So he and my mom brought us to Mangum not long after we moved to Altus forty years ago.

Looks alive, doesn't it? Actually, it's stuffed. Didn't buy it though. I figured Michele wouldn't appreciate it on the coffee table. But what a conversation piece!

Here's a live one, . . . with lots of wire between me and him.

Again, not something you see everyday.

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