Lately, it seems, you can’t walk into any national retailer or hipster bar and not run smack into an elk head or deer antlers of some sort. Whether this trend is our way of staying in touch with nature or simply a means to have a great conversation starter in your home — taxidermy is hip once again. Not since the Victorian age has there been such an obsession.
In our Salvage Department we are a bit enamored as well. This darling muskie – a mere 12″ long – is one of my favorites. Muskies grow to be one and a half to four feet long – so our miniature mount is especially endearing.
This adorable alligator head is wonderful for enticing small hands into its maw.
And this extraordinary elk (who needs some salvage TLC) will be repaired so it can repose regally in someone’s home.
And if you just want to stay on trend – but can’t handle the bodies – we have these sweet bottle openers! No deer were harmed in the making…
For a much more comprehensive take on taxidermy – please read “Taxidermy Comes Alive!”. It is fascinating stuff. A parting thought…
“Maybe I’ll learn a trade. I’ve considered taxidermy. I always thought it was a shame you couldn’t do that on people.” -David Sedaris