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Texas man's snakes-in-tub record
This Guinness World Records photo shows Jackie Bibby setting his record on Monday 5 November 2007
Jackie Bibby sat in a specially made dry tub
A Texas man has beaten his own bizarre world record - by sitting in a bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes for 45 minutes.

Jackie Bibby, known as the "Texas Snake Man", beat his previous best by 12 snakes in the feat.

The venomous snakes were not "defanged", he said, but none had bit him during the challenge - certified by a Guinness World Records official.

He set another record by holding 10 rattlesnakes by their tails in his mouth last year.

'No sudden movements'

The snakes slithered all over him during Monday's event in Dublin, Texas, but Mr Bibby said the key to not getting bitten was to avoid making sudden movements.

"The key to not biting is for me to stay still," he said.

"Rapid movement scares a rattlesnake. If you move real slow and gentle, that doesn't seem to bother them."

He set his previous record sitting in the specially-made see-through dry tub with 75 snakes in Los Angeles in 1999.



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