Ready, Set, Gas: Texas Town Set to Kill Thousands of Rattlesnakes
Rattlers would be wise to steer clear of Sweetwater, Texas, this weekend.
Members of the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Commission had a rare opportunity in January to commit an act of political courage. If they’d done it, hundreds of native Texans—and the creatures living around them—might have been spared a needlessly horrifying death this week.
A vote originally scheduled for the commission’s January meeting would have ended the practice of spraying gas fumes into cracks and crevices in the ground to drive rattlesnakes out of their dens. The groggy victims are then rounded up and delivered to a…
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