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Old 08-25-2012, 11:47 AM
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One thing about taxidermy is that it opens up lots of shaming possibilities at parties

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:54 AM
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One of my favorite parts of volunteering at the museum is getting to draw the mounted specimens.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:42 PM
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I like GOOD taxidermy. Not for in my house but I find some of it really fascinating and well done. Like displays at Cabelas, Bass Pro, museums, etc. Bad taxidermy... just creepy. Taxidermied (is that a word?) pets is really creepy to me.

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Old 08-25-2012, 02:40 PM
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Yup! And then into our tummies.

Organs, entrails, and femurs get given to dogs (I don't give my dogs entrails, though....*shivers*).
Dina left me a few racks of ribs for my dogs. They were in heaven, lol. Especially Bimmer. He is absolutely certain he was designed to eat venison. I'm not sure how often wolves actually get deer though. But he loves it above any other food.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:51 PM
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Yep, taxidermy creeps me out. The only stuffed thing I would even consider putting in my home would be some sort of giant awesome deep sea fish, and only if DH or I caught it ourselves. Then again fur creeps me out too.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:43 AM
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Taxidermy as a general rule doesn't creep me out or bother me in the slightest, it's actually something I'd like to take up as a hobby. I love good, quality taxidermy, whether or not the animal itself was used for food (I draw the line at "hunting" tame game farm animals, but that's another thread...)

Bad taxidermy... Well...

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Old 08-26-2012, 09:51 AM
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Here's my deer head. I shot and killed it when I was 8, and it's the only one my dad ever had mounted out of ALL the deer we ever killed. I feel speshul. . Lol

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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While it's not to my personal artistic/decorative taste, I can appreciate good taxidermy. It takes quite a lot of skill and art to get it done properly. I don't think mounting an animal's preserved skin for artistic value is any weirder than wearing fashion accessories made out of an animal's preserved skin (belts, wallets, purses, shoes, fur coats, etc). It's all about aesthetic appreciation.

Mia, I LOVE your deer head. The pose on it is beautiful.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:43 AM
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Thank you, Gem.

As for decorating with it, I think that all depends on your personal tastes and the style of your home. I'll be the first to admit that a deer head would've looked hilariously out of place at our (mine and hubby's) former home. That house was still simple, yet more formal. The house we're in now (the house I grew up in) is a combination between French Acadian and ranch. The living room walls are paneling, but NOT that cheap sheet paneling. Each piece is actually handcrafted of White Ash, and the pieces fit together like a big puzzle. While I normally despise paneling, I LOVE these walls. They scream warmth and comfort and country living to me. But what I love about them is what others may hate about them. Lol. My deer head just. "fits" with the style of the house.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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It's not my cup of tea, but I wouldn't say it weirds me out... unless it's poorly done.

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