Snakes elicit a hiss? Davis County Fair show might change your mind
By Bryon Saxton
Standard-Examiner Davis Bureau
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
FARMINGTON, Utah -- Indiana Jones will likely not attend this year's Davis County Fair. Jones, played by actor Harrison Ford, has made it clear he hates snakes. And snakes -- in this case, rattlesnakes -- just happen to be the entertainment up the sleeves of Davis County Fair organizers.
The Davis County Commission on Tuesday approved a $4,800 contract with The West Texas Rattlesnake Show to be one of the premier shows for the fair.
The contract requires the snake entertainment act to provide $1 million in liability coverage, said Commissioner Louenda Downs.
The rattlesnakes are from west Texas, while the handler, David Richardson, is out of Syracuse, N.Y., said Davis County Fair Coordinator Megan Hatch.
"This rattlesnake show is our big animal piece for the fair."
The show will be performed three times daily during the four-day fair.
Last year, the fair featured tigers. "We're taking a mammal break and having snakes," Hatch said.
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