Tag Archives: Rattlesnakes

How to Educate People about Rattlesnake Roundups with Zack Stout

Zack Stout wearing a Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups T-ShirtZack Stout has to be one of the youngest advocates speaking his mind about reptile rights today specifically rattlesnake roundups. He came to our attention through his outspoken behaviors as it were because the school principal was called to inform him that he shouldn’t speak of such things in class! Needless to say, we support Zack and his efforts to stop the horror of rattlesnake roundups. We thought it would be great to have Zack on the show to tell us not only his side of the story but also tell us ‘adults’ how we might have greater impact on the upcoming generation of herpetoculturists and herpetologists in our school systems today. So grab a glass of your favorite beverage, sit back, get comfortable and listen to the next generation really tell you how it is. If this strikes a chord with you don’t forget to show your support by dropping Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups. For more on roundups you can listen these other interviews as well.

To learn more about rattlesnake behavior we have the following interviews.

Dr. William K. Hayes of Loma Linda University talks Rattlesnakes

In this episode of Interview with an Expert we talk with Dr. William K. Hayes about not only his career and how he got started in reptiles but we go in depth on the topic of rattlesnakes which as you all know is one of my favorite species snakes. We talk about envenoming and the mechanics behind it and much more.

Rattlesnake Roundup Sweetwater, Texas

Mohave rattlesnakeRattlesnake Roundups in Sweetwater, Texas have been slaughtering thousands of pounds of rattlesnakes for many years. Think about that, thousands of pounds, average rattler weight, how many snakes is that? They are being brutally slaughtered for the entertainment, of humans? If this were any other species of animal the world would be up in arms! In this interview we speak with Ray Autry of Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups who due to his intelligent planning and operation was able to go into the belly of the beast as it were and document the truth about what is happening there.