When I Grow Up I’m Going To Be A Taxidermist

Taxidermy in the bedroom? Weird. Taxidermy in the children's room? Yeah. Very weird.

I’ve as yet been unable to kick my interest in taxidermy, in particular antler mounts. I continue to scour eBay for the perfect set that a) can be shipped to Canada and b) doesn’t look too much like a real animal and more like a carved or somehow man-made piece. Yeah, I know… good luck to me.

Anyway, I got to wondering how a piece like that would go over in Jr.’s room… and if there were any shops on the internet that offered ‘taxidermy for kids.’

You’re probably thinking, no way. Well, you’re half right :)

Dr. Seuss Taxidermy Art
Of particular interest the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, the Two Horned Drouberhannis and the Blue Green Abelard. Don’t be fooled though, at a minimum price of $1,995 these are no toys.

Hansa Toys
The site’s looking kind of jacked up right now, but they have them at a shop around the corner and between the size and accuracy they’d be quite an addition.

German “Stuffed” Deer Heads
Found this one via Thingamababy… patterned, stuffed and mounted. Are they deer, goats or cows? Who cares. They’re less creepy in this scenario than some other options and maybe a good transition to the real thing. Oh, there’s a rhino too, but they’re endangered so I suggest you avoid this one.

2 comments on “When I Grow Up I’m Going To Be A Taxidermist

  1. Cool, thanks for the link.
    We’re up in Canada, and there’s a shop not too far away that apparently has the giraffe. I’ll post the name if I remember to write it down next time I pass by :)

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