To mark the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake which will begin from February 10, Mikhail Bopposov, a native of the Siberian republic of Yakutia has sculpted an enormous 880-pound cobra out of frozen cow dung.
Working as a building manager at the village school, the 52 year old made the creation so that the kids can play around it and have some fun. The supply of the raw material i.e. the dung came from 17 cows which Bopposov owns himself.
On display in the village of Yolba, about 300 kilometers east of Yakutsk, the huge cow dung statue portrays a coiled snake with a raised head and flared hood just like a cobra.
Mikhail Bopposov is known for creating art from dung since 2008. An army tank was his first creation. However, the sculptures are dismantled as spring arrives and the dung is used as a fertilizer for crops.