Nichtsdestotrotz war das ganze schon recht gewöhnungsbedürftig und nichts für zu zart Besaitete, aber seht selbst:
Since my first long-distance trip to Asia two years ago, I am hopelessly addicted to traveling. Google maps is my best friend and I love planning which places I want to see next.
But over all the bucket list planning and thinking about the destinations to come I easily forget the here and now. After all I am living at an exotic place — Texas! And somehow I totally missed doing typical “Texas” things. So it was a great timing for the “Rattlesnake Roundup” in Sweetwater which is just a 2,5 hours drive from where I live.
For all who don’t live in the southern states: for a rattlesnake roundup people try to hunt as many rattlesnakes as possible. Then these snakes are brought to this event where they are killed, skinned, milked and even eaten.
I know this sounds martial but somehow it is so typical Texas. However, for all animal friends among my readers: Rattlesnakes are not an endangered species here — it’s quite the contrast: everytime I walk my dog I almost get a heart attack when she jumps into high grass or sniffs under a rock. For humans a rattlesnake bite is in most cases not life-threatening but for dogs it is. So my sympathy for these reptils is very limited.
But indeed this kind of event needs getting used to (and it was interesting to see it once but I would not go again) and it is nothing for highly sensitive people. See here for yourself:
Jetzt fehlt nur noch ein Rodeo-Besuch und ein Country-Konzert oder was meint ihr?
My next Texas-To-Do’s are a rodeo and a country concert or do you have better ideas?
See you soon