Snake Charmer

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/21/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 9/25/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 31
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Snake Charmer
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of snake charmer (image credit: Derek Keats) any way you wish. Some examples are - making the snake charmer work with other animals, dressing up these snakes and making them perform other stunts, using this snake charmer image in movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/21/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 9/25/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 31
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
31 pictures
  • Barack Obama the Fairy Charmer

    Barack Obama the Fairy Charmer
  • The Snake Charming God

    The Snake Charming God
  • Snake Charmer Charming a Two Headed Political Snake

    Snake Charmer Charming a Two Headed Political Snake
  • Barack Obama on his Lunch Break

    Barack Obama on his Lunch Break
  • Snake Charming a Man in a Basket

    Snake Charming a Man in a Basket
  • Invisible Snake Charmer

    Invisible Snake Charmer
  • Snake Charmer Graffiti

    Snake Charmer Graffiti
  • Barack Obama Charming a Julianne Moore Snake

    Barack Obama Charming a Julianne Moore Snake
  • Giant Barack Obama Playing a Flute to a Building

    Giant Barack Obama Playing a Flute to a Building
  • Man Snake Charming a Plane

    Man Snake Charming a Plane
31 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: First aid against snake bites: No matter where you may come across a snake never try to kill or catch the snake and it will flee on its own. Most often, snakes creep away from the noisy steps of a human. Keep a distance and make a rustle. If you are along with kid, take the kid into your arms. If one had stepped on snake and some how disturbed it, then soon it will attack him. Keep in mind that the snake cannot make jerks of more than 30 - 40 cm to bite and also cannot bite through sufficiently thick clothing. The viper is a unique venomous snake, inhabiting the European part of Russia. The distinctive appearance of the viper is the characteristic zigzag pattern on the spine, the color varies, sometimes it is dark and the pattern is poorly visible. Harmless snakes of this territory, mainly, are represented by various types of colubrid snakes - these are the Natrix, whipsnakes and Coronella. The Natrix have a long and thin tail, vary in color but can be distinguished from other snakes by "yellow eyes" - clearly expressed spots on the head, most often yellow in color but sometimes white and orange color spots. Sometimes the "eyes" of the Natrix match with the body color and are poorly distinguishable. Therefore, an expert, in rare cases, can even get confused between the Natrix and vipers. There are many apparent features distinguishing the venomous snakes from harmless ones but a single universal and unambiguous features for all snake types does not exist. If a snake has bitten you, it does not mean that it cannot be a viper. Vipers are cowards and prefer to hide but they can also stand up, make threatening hisses and bite. If you do not know which snake has bitten, then immediately start medical treatment as if a venomous snake had bitten. The bite of any snake is perceived by a human as prick of a pin. But, after the bite of a venomous snake, local as well as general poisoning symptoms develop rapidly. The bite features of venomous snakes: One or two point wounds; Rapidly developing edema, bleeding, similar to large bruise and growing pain; Then develops the general reaction: fever, cold sweat, nausea and vomiting, muscle weakness; Vision impairment ("double vision" in eyes); Difficulty in breathing is possible; So, what should be done in case of a snake bite? It is necessary to pacify the bitten person, ask him not to move, especially the wounded limb, so that the distribution of the venom is not stimulated. It is necessary to immobilize the bitten limb as in the case of fractures (fix both the nearest joints). Determine whether the venom is on clothes or on skin near the place of the bite. By pressing the hand to wound, one can bring the venom into the wound. Remove the venom from skin so that it does not reach the blood. It is considered that the sucking of venom by mouth is rather safe if spitting of sucked liquid is done continuously and also periodically wash the oral cavity. First of all, try to suck venom from wound as quickly as possible by constantly spitting (15 minutes). The sucking of venom in case of a snake bite is very effective help but if the sucking person has wounds in their mouth, then the venom can reach his blood through the wounds. Apart from this, if the wounded person is seriously injected, then the sucking person can also get infected. If you are not confident of risking your life for the sake of bitten person, then venom can be sucked using a can (bead also suits), in which it is necessary to burn out the oxygen. The time for devising a special fixture for sucking the blood - 1 minute. However, venom sucking methods are not always highly effective. The result depends on how quickly one started the procedure (better within seconds of snake bite) and also on how deep the bite is. The edges of the wound quickly close and swell. Therefore, do not waste valuable seconds on transferring the wounded to a more convenient place and do not panic but act quickly and calmly. It is also very good to drink diuretic (cowberry, cranberry) - this helps in removing a portion of the venom from the body. Coffee and alcohol are contraindications. When someone is attending the wounded person, let someone else call the ambulance, if such a facility is available, if not - it is necessary to take the injured person to hospital on your own, where a serum "anti-viper" injection is given. If the hospital is too far or it is not possible to call the ambulance, then ask the neighbors, if they, by chance, had serum ampoules in their refrigerators. Keep in mind that, before injecting serum - around 25 - 30 min before injection, it is necessary to take prednisolone (5 - 10 mg, 1 - 2 tablets) and the medicinal anti-ophidic serum is injected into the interscapular region subcutaneous with 500 - 1000 AE (1-2 ampoules). The serum is given in fractions, starting from 0.1 ml. The development of anaphylactic shock on injecting 0.1 - 0.25 ml serum , which is a consequence of an allergy to whey protein, is a contraindication to anti-ophidic serum. It is necessary to mention the time, quantity of injected medicinal anti-ophidic serum and prednisolone. The use of "anti-viper" for the bite of common adders is considered to be not appropriate.