Utah Werewolf

[Earliest source via Tineye search here; h/t Pam M. via FB.]

Hi, Bob!

A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.
A medium-sized cat with long, tufted ears and a short, bobbed tail.

A bobcat is a lynx, but a lynx is not necessarily a bobcat.

[Image found here. Taxonomy clarifications found here.]

Stuffed Classroom WTF

Crappy Taxidermy Classroom FAIL

I don’t even know what that classroom display animal is/was, but it’s obvious that it was blinded and kicked in the snout by a something larger and more adept at surival. Maybe it’s just a good luck mascot that every child whacks on the way to the playground to prevent injuries. Your guess is as good as mine

[Found here.]

Fixing A Crappy Sponge-Paint Finish

Crappy Taxidermy Paint Job

I’d be embarrassed to show that to anyone, It’s a very lame repetitive sponge-paint finish. and they didn’t even bother to mask the ceiling trim for the background coat.

So how to fix it?  You’ll never match the color exactly, let alone the pattern of the splotchbrush. Oh wait! I know! Let’s put something even crappier and more hideous in front of it as a distraction!

[Parental alert: Might disturb little ones. Image below the break.] Continue reading “Fixing A Crappy Sponge-Paint Finish”

Inflatable Cow Head. Why the F not.

Hungarian artist Géza Szöllősi is someone I’d like to meet, if only to ask, “What the hell’s wrong with you?”

Here’s a guy sitting around surfing the internet on taxidermy and a lightbulb goes off in his head. “Hey guys! Check it out! I’m gonna put a basketball bladder into a cow’s head!” and all his buddies snort Dreher’s beer out of their noses and spill their tallboys onto their laps to give him an enthusiastic thumbs up.

John Rowley’s Contribution to the World

How to Build a Zebra

Step 1.  Build a zebra frame.


Step 2. Paint to resemble a zebra.


How to Build a Rhinoceros

Step 1.  Build a rhinoceros frame.


Step 2. Paint to resemble a rhinoceros.


How to Build a Wildebeest

Step 1. Take a wild guess.

“The Art of Taxidermy,” 1898, by John Rowley can be found in its entirety here.  The text is fascinating.  I just might download it so I can repair my jackalope head.


[Another excellent find by Hanuman.  Jackalope photo from here.  Also, check out our Archive of Contributions to the World.]

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