Media Day begins Round-Up events

2013 Media Day for the Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up was held on Friday, at the local Fortin Ranch. The Miss Snake Charmer Pageant contestants beheaded and skinned Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes and members of the Sweetwater Jaycees gave demonstrations about the snakes including safety tips when coming into contact with the snakes. The Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up will be from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Sweetwater Jaycee and star of the Animal Planet series Rattlesnake Republic, Riley Sawyers, talks to members of the media on Friday (shown).