2013-04-05 / Lometa Reporter

Biggest snake measures 63 1/2 inches in length


Almost 1,300 pounds of snakes were captured for the jubilee. Cash prizes were given in several categories. Almost 1,300 pounds of snakes were captured for the jubilee. Cash prizes were given in several categories. Cash prizes were given to Lometa Diamondback Jubilee snake hunters for rattlers caught in the county and in the school district.

A total of 947 snakes were caught, equaling 1,229 pounds. The average weight per snake was 1.30 pounds.

Of the total, 601 were captured outside the county, and 346 were taken in the county.

Most snakes caught in the county was 126 by Phillip Cantu.

Most out-of-county snakes caught was by Howard Ellet with 181.

Thomas Alman had the longest snake at 63 1/2 inches. The prize came from First State Bank Central Texas.

Alman also captured the second-longest snake at 63 inches, with the bounty paid by Sneed Funeral Chapel of Lampasas.

The third-longest snake was caught by Robert Pulati. It measured 58 1/4 inches in length. The prize was paid by Keith Duncan of DD Livestock.

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