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Last Updated: Wednesday November 07 2007 12:54 GMT

Man bathes in snake-filled tub

Jackie reclines in his snake bath

Most of us like our baths with bubbles, but an American man has been relaxing in a tub filled with rattle snakes!

Jackie Bibby - who is known as the Texas Snake Man - completed the strange feat to break his own world record.

He reclined with 87 of the slippery creatures for 45 minutes, beating his previous best by 12 snakes. He said keeping still stopped him getting hurt.

An official from Guinness World Records confirmed that the challenge had been completed successfully.

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

Last year, he set another record by holding 10 rattlesnakes by their tails in his mouth.

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