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January 5, 2005 7:49 AM   Subscribe

Custom Creature Taxidermy Arts • "The artist does not view a dead animal as disgusting or repugnant; she feels that all creatures exhibit their beauty in death as well as in life." My favorites are the Mutant Pickled Piglet, The Cackalope, Boar Heart Under Glass, and the Muskrat Feet Earrings.
posted by dhoyt (11 comments total)

Hmmm. I posted this to my site just yesterday. I guess I'm ahead of the curve for a change.

My favorite has got to be the Feejee Mermaid.
posted by anastasiav at 9:15 AM on January 5, 2005

Now I know where I should have done my holiday shopping...
posted by Specklet at 9:16 AM on January 5, 2005

So so SO damn good.

I feel dirty now.
posted by E_B_A at 9:30 AM on January 5, 2005

I also enjoyed yesterday's New York Times article about the Rogue Taxidermists, but I prefer artisty to creepiness. Try Carlee Fernandez's work.
posted by billysumday at 10:02 AM on January 5, 2005

Fun stuff! More here!
posted by Robot Johnny at 10:22 AM on January 5, 2005

My favorite has got to be the Feejee Mermaid.

The original Fiji Mermaid . . . See also the merman.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:29 AM on January 5, 2005

I thought about posting this but didn't, because a)it was in the NYT and b) it was already posted. (albeit a related website)
posted by fungible at 12:34 PM on January 5, 2005

A friend sent me the link. And nothing turned up in the MeFi or Google search(es).
posted by dhoyt at 1:41 PM on January 5, 2005

Nice. I always liked mounted/preserved animals, but, not being a hunter, I've never come across the chance to get any. Wish I had a spare $450 for a winged cat. It's probably for the best: the last thing I need is more stuff I have to hide on the rare occasion that there's going to be a girl in my apartment.

She should work with more reptiles: the biology department I work in has quite a few pickled reptiles, and the darkly colored ones seem to hold their colors and patterns rather well. A fat 5 to 6 foot long cottonmouth with dark stripes, coiled tightly into a large jar with it is pretty impressive.
posted by crake at 1:53 PM on January 5, 2005

coiled tightly into a large jar is pretty impressive

Oops. Apparently the snake isn't the only one who's pickled.
posted by crake at 1:56 PM on January 5, 2005

Fungible is right. This post is roadkill.
posted by zpousman at 2:55 PM on January 5, 2005

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