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    'Crap taxidermy': winged kitten, rat 'centipede,' hamster decanter

    Daily Mail, where else: yes, pictures:

    A winged kitten, a 12-legged rat and a decanter made out of a hamster: New book
    shows how animals are stuffed - in more ways than one - when taxidermy goes wrong


    ⁍ Bizarre examples of animal art have been compiled by fan and author Kat Su
    ⁍ She discovered taxidermy while looking to decorate her New York apartment
    ⁍ Her blog invites web surfers to submit bad examples of stuffed animals
    ⁍ It has become so popular it's been turned into a book - 'Crap Taxidermy'[web site]
    Worst Stuffed Animals Ever Showcased in New Book 'Crap Taxidermy' (Huffington Post)

    more pics at links above

    WHEN TAXIDERMY BREAKS BAD

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    Do these people have any friends? They look lonely.

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    a must-read (....-and-giggle)

    Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy (Guardian)

    David Sedaris wanted to buy a stuffed owl as a romantic gift, but tracking one down was only the beginning. In this exclusive
    tale, one of the world's greatest storytellers recalls his introduction to a weird world of dead kittens and preserved Pygmies
    no comment: http://www.taxidermy.net/

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    I heard this story being read on the radio by an American lady, very droll
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badhorsie View Post
    I heard this story being read on the radio by an American lady, very droll
    "But if you're really interested," the clerk I spoke to said, "I've got a little something you might want to see." He stepped into the back room and returned with what I could only identify as a creature. "What we've done," he boasted, "is stretch a chicken over an owl form."

    "That's really… something," I said, groping for a compliment. The truth was that even a child would have seen this for what it was. The beak made from what looked to be a bear claw, the feet with their worn-down, pedestrian talons: I mean, please! This was what a chicken might wear to a Halloween party if she had 10 minutes to throw a costume together. "Let me think about it," I said.
    Droll indeed.

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    Blast from the Past....10 Years Ago on WS:

    Thread: Winged cat from hell.

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    Reddit has an entire subforum for bad taxidermy. I can't link to the site, but just get the main URL and tack on /r/badtaxidermy to the end.





    Okay, this one is pretty awesome:




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