Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup webpage and my first YouTube video.
Sweetwater takes a lot of flack for rounding up rattlesnakes. And killing most of those who get rounded up.
I don't know if it is still the case, but for years my webpage about the Sweetwater event Googled in the #1 spot. That has caused me many questions asking about rattlesnake products, like skins and rattles, that people assume I must sell.
Due to people thinking my webpage about the Rattlesnake Roundup is somehow officially associated with the event I get a lot of angry emails from anti-Rattlesnake Roundup activists. There have been 100s of comments relating to my Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup video on YouTube, many of them of the sort that generated the following in the Wikipedia article about YouTube....
Most videos enable users to leave comments, and these have attracted attention for the negative aspects of both their form and content. In 2006, Time praised Web 2.0 for enabling "community and collaboration on a scale never seen before", and added that YouTube "harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred". The Guardian in 2009 described users' comments on YouTube as: “Juvenile, aggressive, misspelled, sexist, homophobic, swinging from raging at the contents of a video to providing a pointlessly detailed description followed by a LOL, YouTube comments are a hotbed of infantile debate and unashamed ignorance – with the occasional burst of wit shining through.
Yeah, that about sums it up.
Since I started my Durango Texas blog, years ago, I have blogged multiple times about the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. Below is a list of most of those bloggings.
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2008
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Roundup
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
The Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Roundup Anti-Venom
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
The 2009 Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Comments
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
Alma's Mating Rattlesnakes & The Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup
TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009
Sweetwater Sucks & Other Dumb Comments
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
A Rattlesnake Bridge & The Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Roundup
TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2010
YouTube Rattlesnakes, Australians, Americans, Texans & Nazis
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
The World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup Starts March 10 In Sweetwater Texas
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011
We Need To Thin Down The Population Of Rattlesnakes At Our Ranch
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Pageant Hopefuls Decapitate & Skin Snakes
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Weekend Kick Off Is Thursday March 8 With The Rattlesnake Review Parade
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
The 2nd Saturday Of March Dawns Cold Thinking About Rounding Up Rattlesnakes
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Apparently Killing Sweetwater Rattlesnakes Is Senseless & Makes You Look Like A Moron
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
The Sweetwater Rattlesnakes Will Have Their Day
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
Apparently I Have A Big Rattlesnake Surprise Waiting For Me
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
Apparently Children Are Witnessing Rattlesnake Beheadings In Sweetwater Texas