Would you go into a rattlesnake pit? Mike Osterhage did

2018 'Fear Factor' parody put Osterhage in the den of doom

Are you afraid of snakes? So is Mike. But he braved it and climbed into a pit filled with Eastern Diamondback Rattlers. Story on salive.com

SAN ANTONIO – What’s your biggest fear? Mike is afraid of snakes, but he overcame that fear for SA Live’s 2018 Halloween special in a “Fear Factor” parody we called “Fright Factor” in the heart rattlesnake country.

He visited Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo in October of 2018, where he spent 2 and a half minutes in a pit filled with North America’s largest venomous snake, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.

Now, the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is the one we find most in Texas. It can grow up to 7 feet long. The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, however, can reach 8 feet in length.

What would it take for you to spend time in a pit filled with rattlesnakes? Let us know on our Facebook page @SALiveKSAT!

Happy World Snake Day! 🐍


About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.