14 Taxidermy Mess Ups
Taxidermy is a process of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins and vertebrae to create a life-like representation of the animal for display. The taxidermy process is a crafted form of art. Like many other forms of art, there are some great artists and some artists that really need a lot more practice. When taxidermy is right, it captures the animal in all its glory. When it goes wrong, it often goes horribly wrong and captures the animal in a not so life-like and less than heroic pose for eternity.
1 This bobcat is looking less like the ferocious feline they are known for and more along the lines of, “You want to do what to me?!?”
2 The plan for this fox display must have been modeled after someone’s favorite cartoon character. Stuck forever in laughter with some crazy eyes!
3 Move over Yogi and Boo-boo bear, there’s a new bear comedian ready to join you for some laughs and snacks in Yellowstone Park. “Yo, yo Yogi and Boo-boo! Where’s my picnic basket?”
4 Did anyone see this cat making its way away from Stephen King’s film, Pet Sematary movie set? Or maybe the taxidermist forgot to clean and straighten this one up before stuffing to allow it to be a road kill in action.
5 This wolf almost has the right look. The snarling gnashing teeth are there, but it all just goes wrong with the eyes in the wide open spaces between them.
6 Nothing says fun loving lion more than a goofy smile and googly eyes. Maybe this lion was just having way too much fun at the party camp the night before its demise.
7 This lion is just popping by to say, “Hey, hey girlfriend!” Stuck as a flirtatious lion until the end of time. Things could be worse.
8 As a warning to all young people, this fox shows us the dangers of indulging in too many nights smoking the hookah. This could happen to you!
9 On the flip side, this fox takes a different stance showing how to wait patiently in the dentist’s waiting room. Be polite, sit up straight and keep smiling while keeping your hands to yourself!
10 Was it the cow that jumped over the moon, or was it the dog that jumped over the world…just can’t seem to remember which.
11 In an attempt to make this leopard look as intimidating as it did in life, something went terribly wrong. Now it appears to have risen from the dead as a red-eyed flesh eating zombie leopard. Yikes!
12 Who would have guessed that squirrels were such sexual deviants! Someone should let him know that flashing went out of style. Then again, maybe it hasn’t for the small animal kingdom. No one can be sure.
13 This owl appears to have had a very rough life indeed. Owls do have a long life, but maybe this one made it a little too long before the taxidermist got ahold of him.
14 This is one tiger that no one wants to meet up with by day or night! It is highly likely this tiger was part of an animal experimentation that went horribly wrong.