Hundreds Snake Their Way to Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt

Snakes rattled up funds for the Waurika Fire Department this weekend.

Hundreds of people slithered into town for the 52nd annual Rattlesnake Hunt.

Snakes-seekers from across North Texas and Southern Oklahoma wrangled in the reptiles.

Some even got the opportunity to wear the snakes around their necks.

Those in attendence also learned what to do if they encounter these poisonous reptiles.

This is the largest fundraiser for the Waurika Volunteer Fire Department.

“It’s put on by the volunteer fire department. This sets our budget for the year for repairing trucks, buying trucks, anything that we have to budget for,” Michael Delaney with the Waurika VFD said.

Organizers say the crowd at this year’s festival is one of the biggest ones they’ve seen in recent years.

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