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.
The Taxidermist’s Daughter, Kate Mosse (via bonemonger)
But, thanks for letting me know! Your honesty is appreciated.
Guess I’ll find an alternative!
Can you tell it’s me and my pups, or does it just look like a floating head?
It’s a pretty complex leap: The ringing bell experiment was actually very straightforward - at the ring of a bell, the dog was fed. So when the food was removed from the equation, the animal still anticipated food, thus the drool.
Bell ringing = drooling Vs. music = dancing? I don’t really see it. Dogs have no concept of what dancing is, especially in such an anthropomorphic way. It seems more likely that it’s just getting agitated because of the people there, but doesn’t know how to channel that energy. So he’s picked up classic stereotypic behaviors, such as head-bobbing and pacing (even if he does so while standing in one place).
My shrimp is so weird like when I touch it, it changes colors and kinda spasms sometimes idk
like it was kinda pinkish and then it turned red and now its yellow
and it has a stripe that wasn’t there before
MY PET SHRIMP