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Texas Snake Hunter Shares Misconceptions About Rattlesnakes, and Why Education is Important

Texas is home to about 15 kinds of venomous snakes. The most notable is probably the rattlesnake. You may have heard of the annual rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, but there’s a different event that wants to see these roundups come to an end. It’s the Texas Rattlesnake Festival, taking place this weekend in Conroe. […]

Texas Rattlesnake Festival

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Texas is home to about 15 kinds of venomous snakes. The most notable is probably the rattlesnake. You may have heard of the annual rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas, but there's a different event that wants to see these roundups come to an end. It's the Texas Rattlesnake Festival, taking place this weekend in Conroe.

Orry Martin is one of those who'll participate in this weekend's event. He's known as the Texas Snake Hunter, and he tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin his name may not mean what you think.

(Image Courtesy: Texas Rattlesnake Festival)

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