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Rays Expect Increase In Attendance After Filling City With Hissing Snakes

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Rays Expect Increase In Attendance After Filling City With Hissing Snakes

In the SportsDome, we told you about Tampa Bay's plan to fill Tropicana Field by unleashing thousands of snakes in the streets of Tampa and St. Petersburg, making the home of the Rays the only snake-free zone in the area. Rays General Manager Andrew Friedman expected the move to pay big dividends, saying, "nothing will get the people of Tampa in the mood for baseball like stepping out of bed in the morning, directly into a pile of writhing snakes."

Here are the plans for the snake-drop, which show how packs of snakes will drive people through Tampa, into Tropicana Field:

Tampa has already released the first load of snakes, collected from across the world. Here are some photos:

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