Hi! I'm a taxidermist.
To me, Nature is God. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.

 

thebigblackwolfe:

If you’ve cut a negative person from your life, whether they were abusive or just someone who wasn’t a positive influence on you, at NO POINT in your healing are you required to let that person BACK into your life.

Your healing should never be contingent on you bringing people who have harmed you back into your space. Your healing does not require you to give these people a second chance to harm you.

verybluebirdy:

ifonlyyoucouldseeit:

This is Harley. He is a young buck. He likes to hang out under the bushes by my house. He lets me sit and read with him. Sometimes I feed him apples.

oh no. oh no oh no. i literally just said ‘oh no ’ out loud. i cannot handle this dear face. these sweet eyes. hiding behind a simple l eaf. i cannot do this. deer you have ru ine d me.

sexyseventhgrader:

a headline I wasnt prepared to read

This is exactly the kind of shit I have come to expect from the Pacific Northwest.

sexyseventhgrader:

a headline I wasnt prepared to read

This is exactly the kind of shit I have come to expect from the Pacific Northwest.

slayboybunny:

I just tried to discretely use one if the body sprays at work cuz it was called Fantasy Forest and I was like…. I’m down…. BUT IT JUST SMELLS LIKE REALLY STRONG DIRT AND A GUY YELLED “WHO SPRAYED THAT FOREST ELF SHIT” FROM ACROSS THE STORE

VultureCultureCanada

uponsorrowfuleyes:

All Vultures, lovers of bones, taxidermy, and general dead things, check out the new Vulture Culture Canada blog!

If you’re a canadian vulture, turn in a form with your info!

If any vultures at all know of shops that ship to canada, please let us know!

(And check out the theme that only took me like 3 hours to finish because it looks kind of awesome)

lionsilverwolf:

naturepunk:

naturepunk:

So I cracked three eggs, and every one of them had double yolks. Is that some kind of record? 

I found a giant egg in the nest box today so I cracked it open and it had three yolks in it and I’m just so done with chickens right now. 



Your chickens are nuts.


I apparently need to buy a lottery ticket because reportedly, the chances of getting one double-yolked egg are 1 in 1,000, and the chances of getting one triple-yolk egg are at 1 in one billion. 

lionsilverwolf:

naturepunk:

naturepunk:

So I cracked three eggs, and every one of them had double yolks. Is that some kind of record? 

I found a giant egg in the nest box today so I cracked it open and it had three yolks in it and I’m just so done with chickens right now. 

Your chickens are nuts.

I apparently need to buy a lottery ticket because reportedly, the chances of getting one double-yolked egg are 1 in 1,000, and the chances of getting one triple-yolk egg are at 1 in one billion. 

Verdict from the pros regarding THIS POST

I want to make it clear to everyone, but especially to beeisforblunts, that this is not meant to be any manner of attack on you or your dog. But I think it’s important for you, and others, to know about this issue. 

The breeder Kenobi reportedly comes from, Bill Lambert of Starcross Wolves, is a huge offender for misrepresenting and mistreating his animals. More than 20 of the “wolfdogs” were recently confiscated from the owner, who is said to run a backyard breeding ring, wherein all his animals run freely about, unregulated, on several fenced-in acres. He has supposedly had many of his dogs fight and kill one-another because they are not separated, and does not often know the parents of his animals (this may explain why, as someone already stated, Kenobi does not really resemble his supposed parents).

Reports of inbreeding among his stock are rampant. Health problems have evidently resulted in animal deaths. Neglect has put this breeder under fire from several animal rights groups. He has scammed people out of thousands of dollars, as well.

To beeisforblunts: You yourself said that your pup was very ill when you first obtained him. Whether you got him directly from the breed, or a shelter as you claimed, please read the information in the links above, and take into consideration the opinions of the professional wolfdog breeders on the Facebook post. Your pup is not 88% wolf, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. You were lied to by a shady, abusive, extortionist backyard breeder who is on virtually every wolfdog enthusiast’s shit list. 

It’s easy to get angry knowing that the animal you have is not, in fact, part wolf. Please direct that anger toward the breeder. Leave comments, share your story, spread this information with others, if you’d like. It may stop more people from supporting Bill Lambert in the future, and that’s a great step in the right direction for the welfare of the dogs.

I can help if have any questions or concerns, or would like more information on the man behind Starcross Wolves. But in the meantime, start making a different by putting a halt to the misrepresentation of your own pup, and love him for what he is - a very beautiful domestic dog. 

wulfdoges:

Caption reads:

"Mother was mostly Wolf with a touch of malamute, father was purebred German shepherd.
Heard some people were looking for a stud of this breed so I though I’d put this out there.
Fee on individual basis

Please no hate mail or lectures, I will simply delete them, only reply if seriously interested
Thank You”

I have an inkling suspicion that this guy KNOWS his dog is not, in fact, “part wolf” at all, but still wants to make a quick buck on Craigslist by breeding his pretty mutt to any uneducated “wolf hybrid” fanatic out there. Bleh. 

Was thinking about this post the other day, and it suddenly dawned on me: This pup is a dead ringer for Diamond, my current foster male. Possibly from the same misrepresenting breeder? I mean, this is just uncanny:

If the animal in the Craigslist post weren’t from a different state, I’d say they’re the same animal. They may be from the same litter?