This past weekend at the 2012 Louisiana Outdoor Expo the A&J Rattlesnake Handlers graced us with their brave presence. After wrapping rattlesnakes around their arms, leisurely walking around in the snake pit, and laying on the floor with a couple snakes on top of them, one of them did something I was not prepared for.

The A&J snake handler's second season of Rattlesnake Republic on Animal Planet will be airing this upcoming Fall. In this video you will see snake handler Robert Ackerman show us how powerful a rattlesnake's strike can be. Brace yourself...