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Taxidermic Squirrels: They're Just Like Us (Sort Of) (PHOTOS)

Taxidermed Squirrels

First Posted: 12/14/11 12:58 PM ET Updated: 12/14/11 02:22 PM ET

The recent recession was taxing for taxidermist Rick Nadeau, who saw a decline in business.

That is, until he started stuffing squirrels and mounting them with banjos and machine guns.

Now Nadeau's got a thriving business that ships his bizarre squirrel artworks all around the world.

Check out this sample gallery of his pieces and check out Field & Stream for other nutty pictures.

Taxidermied Squirrels: They're Just Like Us (Sort Of)
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Rick Nadeau, a taxidermist in Mitchell, Illinois, has been preserving animals for more than 30 years, but, in recent years, he built up a niche by stuffing squirrels and mounting them in peculiar positions with beer bottle Koozies, machine guns and banjos.

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