Take a Minute for Taxidermy.

So, Matt’s got his grody hobby, right? I mean, the results of taxidermy can be pretty awesome. Or pretty horrifying. And it costs an arm and a leg to get done for you. But Matt’s work is trending towards pretty damn good for a newbie. He recently finished two pieces from last Fall and Winter, and they’re up on the wall.

A deer mooning us through the wall. To represent every deer we've ever spooked. This one's doing some heavy lifting, symbol-wise.

A deer mooning us through the wall. To represent every deer we’ve ever spooked. This one’s doing some heavy lifting, symbol-wise.

 

And Grod E Coyote, Wile's unfortunate cousin.

And Grod E Coyote, Wiley’s unfortunate cousin.

These are in contrast to our first attempt at hide preservation, my doe from Fall 2012.

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Quite the advancement in skills. He still has a couple projects out there. I know one buck head at least, and a couple fish. Our house is going to look like a museum of natural history and hunting lodge lovechild soon enough.

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