Apparently, stupid selfies are not restricted to Russia. Yes, that is right. The United States needs its own public service campaign. In case you missed the story, Alex Gomez, 36, from Lake Elsinore, CA was bitten by a rattlesnake he picked up to take a selfie with.
In the interest of public safety, I have developed the “No Selfie with Rattlesnakes” sign above. Feel free to post this sign wherever rattlesnakes may be present.
Fortunately, I live near Minneapolis, and we don’t have rattlesnakes here.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
Ummm…you may want to re-think that last comment, Mark. http://www.herpnet.net/Minnesota-Herpetology/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97:-timber-rattlesnake-crotalus-horridus&catid=39:minnesota-snakes&Itemid=61
Rattlesnakes are present in the southeastern corner of Minnesota. They are not present in the central and northern parts of the state, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.