Snake Talk

59 | Rattlesnake Roundups (1 of 3): John Jensen on the Transition to Wildlife Festivals

Episode Notes

Dr. Jenkins sits down with John Jensen to talk about rattlesnake roundups.  They describe what roundups are and how they are typically structured in the Southeast.  John tells us about many of the projects he worked on during his time as the state herpetologist in Georgia.  Chris and John discuss the history of roundups in the region and about how the snake hunters collect snakes for the event.  Finally, they go in depth about the transition of the Claxton Roundup to a Wildlife Festival including the process, challenges, and how the transition did not greatly affect the attendees experience at the event.

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