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Weird Taxidermy

No, Really, A Teenage Boy Stuffing Animal Carcasses Was Totally OK Back Then

Erica Ford | Posted 05.19.2015 | Comedy
Erica Ford

This macabre fixation with mounting and ornamenting animal cadavers seems shocking, morbid and downright disturbing. To understand Walter Potter's hobby, we need to examine it against the backdrop of his lifestyle in the mid-1800s.

DC's Lifeless Menagerie: The Legacy of a Displaced Museum

Alex Doll | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.

The Heroes of Taxidermy

Atlas Obscura | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Atlas Obscura

Whether for their military service, their charity work, or simply their unflagging loyalty, nearly every sort of creature great and small has at one time been preserved and displayed, managing to stay regal, years after their death.

Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens

Ronni Thomas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News
Ronni Thomas

Who the f*ck is Walter potter, I asked myself? The film would no doubt be visually rich as his tableaux are vibrantly detailed, but film is about telling a story. I knew as much about Potter's "story" as I did about filmmaking!

Deer Heads Stolen In Confusing Motor Home Heist

Posted 03.17.2013 | Weird News

Taxidebacle! A woman was arrested on Friday after she went to the yard of a Crestview mobile home and stole two deer heads, which were already embr...

'Pawn Stars' Buy Creepy Taxidermy Creation

Posted 07.03.2012 | TV

On "Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on History) Corey Harrison took a punt on a creepy stuffed animal. A taxidermist brought in her creation, which ...

Taxidermist Puts Stuffed Animals In Silly Outfits (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.30.2012 | Weird News

Taxidermy has been around for more than 100 years, but, unlike the animals who are preserved, it shows no sign of dying. Some people prefer to pres...

15 Disturbing (And Funny) Examples Of Taxidermy Gone Wrong | David Moye | Posted 09.27.2011 | Weird News

Animal lovers, look away now! From lame leopards to pitiful squirrels, meet some of the worst works of taxidermy ever collected....