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Parade kicks off World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER, Texas - The Sweetwater Rattlesnake Parade kicked off the Rattlesnake Round-up Thursday.

The round-up is the largest in the world and is sponsored by the Sweetwater Jaycees.

Starting Friday at 8 a.m. snake handlers, milkers and cooks will show their skills to visitors from all over the world.

There will also be a hunt, guided tours of rattlesnake habitats, and a brisket and chili cook-off.

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