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?!?”