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Old 03-01-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Is Sweetwater's Rattlesnake round up toddler friendly?

I've never been but thinking about going for the first time. Is there anything to do besides look at snakes....for a 2 and 4 year old? Also, is it stroller friendly?

Thanks
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:49 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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I'm not sure about that, but I wouldn't mind being in attendance there. Sounds like a pretty good event.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Downtown Dallas / Deep Ellum
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Not unless they like seeing hundreds, if not thousands, of rattlesnakes having their heads chopped off, being skinned, and then hung on a string while their bodies continue to writhe (while technically dead) for half an hour or more. It smells pretty awful as well. Nevertheless, I recall many young children being present when I attended about 15 years ago.

Recent videos confirm that many families continue to take young children to the event:
sweetwater rattlesnake roundup - Google Video
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:07 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Not unless they like seeing hundreds, if not thousands, of rattlesnakes having their heads chopped off, being skinned, and then hung on a string while their bodies continue to writhe (while technically dead) for half an hour or more. It smells pretty awful as well. Nevertheless, I recall many young children being present when I attended about 15 years ago.

Recent videos confirm that many families continue to take young children to the event:
sweetwater rattlesnake roundup - Google Video

Yikes! I really didn't know that that's what they actually did. I thought there'd be something different.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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I wouldn't take a young child to such nonsense.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Nor would I. You might be getting up a lot in the middle of the night trying to calm a child from a horrible nightmare. Sometimes even a movie with lots of snakes will trigger nightmares in kids (they dream snakes are crawling all over them) and to see the sights they'll see at the rattlesnake roundup, well, I woudn't chance it for kids. Heck, I wouldn't want to see it myself. I'd be having nightmares of my own!
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You can go to enjoy the carnival, food and arts and crafts vendors. Just avoid the snake sections. I just spoke with someone who will be selling his handmade crosses at the roundup and he says they get a whole lot of vendors there. And he never goes to see the snakes.
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