I’m resurrecting this audio slideshow from a few years ago because, well, it’s rattlesnake roundup season. I photographed and reported this story for the Lawrence Journal-World after thumbing through an events calendar for Kansas. Rattlesnake roundups are under increasing scrutiny by wildlife groups and animal rights activists as studies have found the species to be in decline. Currently, there are no federal or international laws that protect the western and eastern diamondbacks or the western or prairie rattlesnake. Additional resources can be found at the Humane Society’s website.