Snake Catching Makes Its Olympic Debut At Rio 2016

“The event inside the event."

If catching snakes was an Olympic sport, then these officials would surely win gold.

Five marshals chased after a serpent after it slithered onto the Rio 2016 golf course Thursday. They followed the critter into the rough before scooping it up with a pole and depositing it in a bag.

One sportscaster described the spectacle as “the event inside the event.”

“They’re moving quicker than any sport here in Rio,” another analyst said of the officials, while a third pundit lightheartedly predicted that catching snakes could become a new sport at the 2024 Games.

Check it out in the clip above.


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