Tuesday, September 10, 2013

More Fun With Taxidermied Squirrels

Yes, folks, there's so much fun to be had with taxidermied squirrels. You didn't think I'd be able to find anything more entertaining than the ones from my previous post, did you? Well the gauntlet has been thrown down. Here are pictures of actual boxing taxidermied squirrels that I saw in all their moth-nibbled first hand glory when I visited Montana in July.

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Upper cut. Upper cut. (Name that video game!)

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Note the sheep in the background. This becomes important later.

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EXTREME CLOSE UP!
 My mom sent me these photos since I'd forgotten to take them when I was there admiring coughshockedandmezmerizedinabadwaycough them in person. She included in the bottom of the email this picture that scared the ever loving crap out of me.


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I could have done without that. (The lamb has a twin coming out of its back. Note the legs appearing as spider leg appendages and the two sets of ears.)

There was an entire case of taxidermied animals at this museum, and the Youngest Urchin, who just turned six, went through and named them all. Until she got to this one. She paused in her identifications, and deemed it, "A baby bobcat and its turkey friend."

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Umm, friends don't let friends nibble on each other, Youngest Urchin. Just so you know.
And yet, despite the taxidermy, (or maybe because of it) a good time was had by all that day.


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The Urchins, my mom and me. The Man is behind the camera.

What would you want to see in your taxidermy? Inquiring mind (me, of course) would like to know.

6 comments:

Yolanda Renee said...

Hilarious! From your profile to your posts! Love it!

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Yolanda! Great to have you here! :)

Delynn Royer said...

You know what I thought of when I saw those boxing squirrels? Rock’em Sock’em Robots. (And I don't mean the video game. So, yeah, I’ve clearly dated myself!) Loved this post, Ava. It so perked up my day. Especially the last pic. Four lovely ladies. Summer ends too soon, doesn’t it? :)

Ava Quinn said...

Yes it does, Delynn. (summer, that is)

I too remember those robots. And thanks for the sweet compliment! :)

Lexa Cain said...

"A baby bobcat and its turkey friend." ROFL!! I could have done without the alien sheep though...eeeek! :O

Ava Quinn said...

lol, Lexa. Yeah, you should have seen it from all sides. Creepy!

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