Would you go into a rattlesnake pit? Mike Osterhage did

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

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 who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.