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THACKERVILLE, OK -- A slithery, scaly reptile was at the center of attention in Love County, as a snake-related fundraiser was held for the sixth year.

The Thackerville Volunteer Fire Department held its sixth annual Rattlesnake Roundup. Even while sitting quiet in the pen, the snakes let off plenty of rattling sounds.

Organizers say the snakes are gathered from the local area, and a snake handler comes in from Fort Worth to perform several shows for appreciative audiences.

"They enjoy seeing people come out here and get in the pit and see how dangerous it is, and we try to do an educational part too for the kids, you know because of camping," fire chief Teddy Richey said.

Firefighters also showed off how they can get into a car to rescue someone, by cutting up a red car on Saturday afternoon in front of the firehouse.

Last year's event raised about $2,000 and the firefighters are hoping to fix up the old half of their station.  The show will continue tomorrow from noon to 5 and it costs $5.