Sunday, January 13, 2013

Man creates giant frozen cow dung cobra so children can have fun

Mikhail Bopposov, has created a giant cobra out of frozen cow dung. He did it for the children.

“I made it so the kids could play around and have some fun,” the native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia said about his 400-kilogram creation. The snake – coiled, with head upright and hood widened – is on display in the village of Yolba, about 300 kilometres east of the republic’s capital, Yakutsk.

Cattle-breeding is widespread among Yolba-ites, who number about 500. The installation was created to mark the coming of the Year of the Snake, which begins on February 10 according to the Chinese calendar, Bopposov said.

Though Bopposov works as a building manager at the village school, his 17 cows provide him with an ample supply of dung, or “balbalkh” as it is known in his native Yakut language. Come spring, Bopposov's creation will be dismantled and used to fertilize crops.

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