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Woman arrested at US border for smuggling 18 crocodile skulls and a single sloth

According to the Bangor Daily News, a Montreal woman was arrested at the US-Canada border in Highgate Springs, Vermont, after trying to smuggle the following items into the country: 1 three-toed sloth18 crocodile skulls and heads7 crocodile feet2 horseshoe crabs30 sea stars23 raccoon feet8 African antelope horns1 human skull "with mounted butterflies" 4 puffer fish6 six shark jaws The woman, Vanessa Rondeau, owns a retail store in Montreal called Old Cavern Boutique, which "offers for sale...
Tags: Post, News, US, Montreal, Taxidermy, Bangor Daily News, Skulls, Immigration Detention, Crocodiles, Highgate Springs Vermont, Sloths, Wildlife Smuggling, Bad Taxidermy, I Need Your Skulls, I Want Your Skulls, Vanessa Rondeau


"The Capitol complex is a place where Americans can go to watch their representatives, to speak with those representatives, to petition for the redress of grievances."

"The building and its grounds also are part of the fabric of the city. Streams of bikers pass through on morning and evening commutes. Tourists gather for concerts on the lawn. When it snows, the front face of Capitol Hill becomes a popular sledding spot, with neighborhood children sometimes transforming discarded protest signs into makeshift sleds. This is not just an amenity for neighbors and visitors. It is the tangible manifestation of the idea that the government is a part of American life,...
Tags: Protest, Law, Congress, Cheese, Eggs, Police, White House, Architecture, Capitol Hill, Jackson, Taxidermy, Capitol Police, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Capitol, Clark


The Best Dead Badger You Will Hear All Week

Mole and Rat were very sad, but Toad had to admit it sounded fantastic. So this post started innocently enough. I thought “What a better way to start the week than with music performed on a taxidermied badger?” You know, we’ve all thought this at one time or another. I had just heard about this instrument from a recent episode of QI which featured Bill Bailey as a panelist. Incidentally, QI is probably the only show where you could imagine something like the Badgermin coming up without Bi...
Tags: Google, Music, Wtf, Stimuli, Bill Bailey, Taxidermy, Toad, Cranmer, Theremin, David Cranmer


How to Clean Your Taxidermy

“I know a lot of people think you’re quirky,” my dad told me, “but I need you to know that you’re just a redneck.” This comment came shortly after I sent him a picture of the newest addition to my taxidermy collection, a mule deer mount my boyfriend gave me for my 32nd birthday.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Taxidermy


They've covered the popular "Lion Attacking a Dromedary” diorama at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh — do you see why?

Here's the article in USA Today:  The museum’s interim director says the scene... has disturbed some because it depicts violence against a man described as an Arab courier. Wait! Is the human figure a taxidermied human being?! The director, Stephen Tonsor, also says recent X-rays showed that the 1860s-era taxidermy was performed with real human bones from an unknown person. Tonsor says the museum’s ethics policy requires that any human remains respect the person’s cultural traditions and be don...
Tags: Usa, Law, France, Wikipedia, Museums, Paris, American Museum of Natural History, Black Lives Matter, Taxidermy, Pittsburgh, Lions, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Ann Althouse, Mike Steele, Verreaux, Stephen Tonsor


Man Meets Monster in the Quirky Taxidermy Doc Big Fur

Ken Walker is a taxidermist so gifted that others in his field speak of his talents with reverence: “Ken has magic in his hands.” But what happens when this master of his craft decides to incorporate his oddball obsession with Bigfoot into his latest project? Documentary Big Fur gives us a front-row seat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Canada, Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Taxidermy, Ken, Ken Walker, Big Fur


Mousommar: adorable rodent May Queen

I love this adorable taxidermied rodent May Queen, inspired by last year's folk horror masterpiece Midsommar. It's the work of Hollie, AKA Folk Horror Magpie, who sells intricately taxidermied works on Etsy. Hollie writes that they adhere to "ethical taxidermy", using only dead specimens rather than killing them for the purpose. Flat is starting to look like a rodent graveyard so I'm hoping to find some homes for these. I'll be adding to the shop over the coming weeks, maybe some p...
Tags: Post, News, Summer, Taxidermy, Hollie, Folk Horror, Etsy Hollie


Man keeps bones of his amputated arm on display

As a teenager, Mark Holmgren of Edmonton, Canada lost all use of his arm after a motorcycle accident. Last year, he decided to have the nonfunctional arm amputated. But he also had a curious request of his physicians: Holmgren wanted to keep the lost limb. “I carried it out of the hospital in a garbage bag,” Holmgren told CTV News Edmonton. “I actually kept it in my freezer for about a month.” Apparently it wasn't easy to find a taxidermist willing to remove the flesh and prepare the bones fo...
Tags: Post, News, Taxidermy, Edmonton, Holmgren, CTV News, Edmonton Canada, Body Art, Amputation, Dem Bones, Mark Holmgren, CTV News Edmonton


Guy Gets Severed Arm Preserved by Taxidermist: 'I Wanted to Do Something Cool'

Lots of people have two arms. Far fewer can say they have one on a shelf by their sink. A 37-year-old Canadian man recently joined this exclusive club, turning his amputated limb into a unique conversation piece thanks to a helpful taxidermist—and a hungry colony of beetles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxidermy, Decorations, Skeletons


"Under current case law, he has no case. Under New York law, you better put your blinds down. He’s lucky he wasn’t standing there buck naked."

Said a lawyer quoted in "Alex Rodriguez may have a tough time pursuing legal action over viral toilet pic" (NY Post). The photograph — taken of the retired baseball star when he was sitting on the toilet (which the NYT Post calls "turd base") was taken from the window of a Park Avenue office building that has a view into his apartment (where he lives with Jennifer Lopez). I remember blogging about the case the lawyer is referring to. There was an art photographer who'd caught images of people th...
Tags: Art, Photography, Privacy, Law, Manhattan, Jennifer Lopez, Charles, Toilet, Free Speech, Taxidermy, Alex Rodriguez, Denver Post, Jimmy Stewart, Rod, Swenson, Park Avenue


Library loans taxidermy animals for science, education, and Harry Potter parties

In Anchorage, Alaska anyone with a public library card can visit the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services library and check out a taxidermy ring-necked pheasant, black rockfish, or hundreds of other mounted animals, skulls, and furs. From Smithsonian: While the majority of users are local teachers, who incorporate the pieces into their lectures and lesson plans, and biologists and researchers using items for studying, non-educators are also known to check out pieces too. “We h...
Tags: Post, News, Animals, Edgar Allan Poe, Alaska, Harry Potter, Taxidermy, Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Department of Fish, Rozen, Arlis, Alaska Resources Library and Information Services, Jennifer Nalewicki Smithsonian Learn


This Artist Creates Baroque And Gothic Wall Mounts Out Of Taxidermied Spiders

According to an artist: “My name is CarLy Haney and I’m a 28 year old artist in Spokane, Washington who works in the unique medium of real and taxidermied tarantulas. I mounted my first spider in the Spring of 2014 and since have created over 100 pieces, all one of a kind and different than the last. My work has become somewhat recognizable among my city, and though it does not appeal to... Source
Tags: Design, Taxidermy, Spiders, Spokane Washington, Tarantulas, CarLy Haney


Taxidermy library in Anchorage

If you want to check out a book, you go to the nearest public library. If you want to check out a piece of taxidermy, you go to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. The library houses hundreds of taxidermied specimens, from fawns to snowy owls, sandhill cranes, and harlequin rockfish. Unsurprisingly, it’s the only known library in the US to contain such a collection, as well as lend the pieces to anyone with an Anchorage p...
Tags: Travel, US, Alaska, Smithsonian, Harry Potter, Taxidermy, All, Wildlife Service, Anchorage, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Department of Fish, Rozen, Arlis, Taxidermy Library, Taxidermy Rental


Igniting Curiosity about the Natural World at Kenosha Public Museum

The TSI team extends an exuberant CONGRATULATIONS to Kenosha Public Museum on their brand-new permanent exhibit, “From Curiosity to Science”. Betty attended the grand opening last weekend and was thrilled to see how it all came together. Kudos to everyone involved—this one is sure to delight visitors of all ages for years to come! Designed and fabricated by TSI in collaboration with museum staff, this immersive, object-driven experience takes visitors on a journey through centuries and all ar...
Tags: Family, Design, Water, AV, Platform, Museum, Wisconsin, Taxidermy, Cabinet, Forest, Ecosystem, Polar, Kenosha, Scientist, Wetland, Betty


How to Skin a Deer Head when Caping Your Trophy for Taxidermy

You can cape your deer for the taxidermist. It is really fairly simple to skin a deer head. The post How to Skin a Deer Head when Caping Your Trophy for Taxidermy appeared first on GotHunts.com.
Tags: Blog, Hunting, Taxidermy, Hunting Tips


There Were Millions, Once Upon a Time

Cleaning an elephant skin for display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, June 1933. Source. Museum staff mounting an elephant skin, March 1935.  From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
Tags: New York, Pets, Elephant, Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Taxidermy, Extinction, PBurns


In Studio: In the Studio With a Pair of Ethical Taxidermists

Outside of Amsterdam, Jaap Sinke and Ferry van Tongeren make magic in their mad-scientist lab.
Tags: Art, News, Animals, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Taxidermy, Darwin, Damien, Hirst, Charles Robert, Jaap Sinke


They Die in the Bullring. Then He Immortalizes Them.

In his job as taxidermist for the festival of San Fermín, known for its running of the bulls, José Luis Martín Moro turns the slain animals into trophies for a diverse clientele.
Tags: News, Taxidermy, San Fermin, Pamplona (Spain, Bullfighting and Bull Runs, José Luis Martín Moro


Winning Wildlife Photo Disqualified Because of Suspected Fake Anteater

The Natural History Museum of London has disqualified a winning image from its 2017 Photographer of the Year competition on the grounds that the photographer almost certainly used a stuffed anteater—a blatant violation of the contest rules. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Natural History Museum, Taxidermy, Wildlife Photography, Fakes, Cheaters, Anteaters, Natural History Museum of London, Termite Mounds, Cheaters Never Win


Phantasmagoric human-animal hybrids on exhibition

Kate Clark combines taxidermy animals with hand-sculpted human faces to create fantastical beasts from unreal lands. From her artist's statement: The fusion of human and animal that I create presents a fiction suggesting that our human state is fully realized when we acknowledge both our current programming and our natural instincts. I emphasize the characteristics that separate us within the animal kingdom, and, importantly, the ones that unite us. The wild animal hide I use has an energy...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Animals, Sculpture, Taxidermy, Kate Clark


'Love, Lies and Taxidermy' at Inis Nua: Failure to launch

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American premiere of "Love, Lies and Taxidermy by Alan Harris, through March 4. It's a little Welsh love story about two marriages that are falling apart and two teenagers who are falling together. It is an ode to taxidermy, that "most optimistic" of gruesome hobbies, since the taxidermist must believe that "there is nothing that cannot be fixed." But this production-in-the-round is somewhat awkward, often inaudible, and often inert.
Tags: Taxidermy, Incidents, Alan Harris, Inis Nua, Inis Nua Theatre Company


'Love, Lies and Taxidermy' at Inis Nua: Slight, confusing, cartoonish

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American premiere of "Love, Lies and Taxidermy by Alan Harris, through March 4. It's a little Welsh love story about two marriages that are falling apart and two teenagers who are falling together. It is an ode to taxidermy, that "most optimistic" of gruesome hobbies, since the taxidermist must believe that "there is nothing that cannot be fixed." But this production-in-the-round is somewhat awkward, often inaudible, and often inert.
Tags: Taxidermy, Incidents, Alan Harris, Inis Nua, Inis Nua Theatre Company


Alabama Man Shoots 820-Pound Wild Hog in His Front Yard

An Alabama taxidermist will preserve an animal he shot and killed himself: a massive, 820-pound wild hog. Wade Seago told al.com he saw the hog in the front yard of his home in Samson, Ala. last week after his schnauzer, Cruiser, began barking at it. Seago said that he had never seen a hog that…
Tags: News, Animals, Uncategorized, Alabama, Hunting, Taxidermy, Seago, Onetime, SAMSON Ala, Wade Seago


Object of Desire: Handwoven Grass Bull Heads from Spain

Spotted recently: Woven grass bull heads, traditional in Spain. One Madrid-based artisan calls them “ecological trophies”; we find them oddly compelling (and have for a while; we ). Here are a few we’re coveting. Above: Javier S. Medina, who is self-taught and works in his Madrid studio, weaves four different kinds of animal heads (rhino, bull, reindeer, and buffalo), but we’re partial to the Iberian-style Bull, which comes in two sizes: 22 inches high and 14 inches high. Above: For mor...
Tags: Books, UK, France, Uncategorized, Spain, Madrid, Wall Decor, Taxidermy, Products, Art & Decoration, Spanish Style, Handwoven Grass Bull Heads, Javier S Medina, Brownrigg Interiors, Peter Ivy Object


Buy: Panacea Prola Butterfly

From the Netherlands' taxidermy and entomology hub, de Museum Winkel, comes a stunning array of stuffed butterflies—including this bright blue Panacea prola. Originating in Peru, this insect, known also as the red flasher or Prola beauty, stretches...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Bugs, Animals, Nature, Netherlands, Peru, Insects, Butterflies, Taxidermy, Furniture_decor, Decor, Winkel, Entomology, Nijmegen, Thenetherlands, Demuseumwinkel


Monarch Taxidermy Showcases Their Taxidermy Work at SCI Convention 2017

By Joe Evans Monarch Taxidermy Ammoland Shooting Sports USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana-based Monarch Taxidermy are showcasing their fine taxidermy work at Safari Club International Conference 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.Located in the beautiful capital city of Helena, Montana, their business is located just off highway 12 on the east end of town, only a short drive from the Helena Regional Airport and Interstate 15.Their new spacious facility is fully insured and outfitted with the latest taxide...
Tags: Guns, Montana, United States, Taxidermy, Ammoland, Helena Montana, Helena Regional Airport, SCI, Joe Evans, Shooting Industry News, Safari Club International, Safari Club International Convention, SCI Foundation


Animal Artistry Showcases Taxidermy at SCI Convention 2017 : MEGA PHOTO

By Joe Evans Lion, Lioness Take Down Zebra Animal Artistry USA -(Ammoland.com)- Reno-based taxidermy company Animal Artistry is showcasing their work at Safari Club International Convention 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.For over thirty years, Animal Artistry has set the standard for creativity and quality in taxidermy. They aim to consistently expand options for hunters when it comes to trophy display.Signs displayed at SCI 2017 promise all work would be completed on a hunters harvest only 90 da...
Tags: Guns, United States, Las Vegas, Taxidermy, Reno, SCI, Joe Evans, Hunting News, Safari Club International, USA Ammoland, Safari Club International Convention, SCI Foundation, Safari Club, Lary


Animal Artistry Showcases Their Taxidermy at SCI Convention 2017

Animal Artistry Safari Club International – First For Hunters USA -(Ammoland.com)- Reno-based taxidermy company Animal Artistry is showcasing their work at Safari Club International Convention 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.For over thirty years, Animal Artistry has set the standard for creativity and quality in taxidermy. They aim to consistently expand options for hunters when it comes to trophy display.Signs displayed at SCI 2017 promise all work would be completed on a hunters harvest only 90 ...
Tags: Guns, United States, Las Vegas, Taxidermy, Reno, SCI, Shooting Media News, Safari Club International, Safari Club International Convention, SCI Foundation, Safari Club, Lary


Corpse of Weasel Killed by Large Hadron Collider Displayed in Twisted Museum Exhibition 

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most complex machine in the world, but it only took one adventurous weasel to shut it down in November of last year. The unfortunate fellow jumped over a substation fence and was hit by 18,000 volts of electricity. Now, its stuffed corpse is on display at the Rotterdam…Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxidermy, Large Hadron Collider, Rotterdam, Hadron Collider, Weasel


Museum Finds Real Human Skull in 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

For more than a century, the taxidermy diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” has stood in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Depicting a man on camelback fending off Barbary lions, the bizarre display has intrigued—and repulsed—generations of visitors. Throughout all those years, however, the piece…Read more...
Tags: Science, Museums, Taxidermy, Pittsburgh, Lions, Skeletons, Skulls