12/14/2011 12:58 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2012

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

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