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.

 

skiddyfisk:

i-am-charlotte-sometimes:

yourpantseridan:

Look at this beautiful wolfdog, it just wandered into my backyard and I had to take care of it. You know its a real wolf dog because it doesn’t bark, I took it to the vet and he said it definitely was not a dog.
I don’t think you other people really understand how hard it is too keep and train a wolf, it keeps hissing at me even now.

The majestik wolfdog’s first form of defence when faced with danger is it’s loud bark that actually sounds more like hissing. It’s other form of defence is it’s unique “if I don’t move I must be invisible” thought process. Unfortunately this action usually fails as wolfdog’s cannot infact become invisible.

naturepunk
this dog doesn’t look very wolfy to ME

Obviously, this is not a wolfdog, but in fact, a pure wolf. The salt-and-pepper coloration of the fur is indicative of an older animal, past it’s prime, but the old brute will nevertheless pose a challenge for its new owners.Here’s a photo of the pure wolf I worked with last summer for comparison: 
My wolf was a little younger than the one above, which is why he’s a bit more testy about having a camera up in his face. Inevitably, releasing him was our only option because he grew very restless at night and it was keeping us all awake. He was obviously pining for his old life in the woods. You can take the wolf out of the wild, you can’t take the wild out of the wolf! 

skiddyfisk:

i-am-charlotte-sometimes:

yourpantseridan:

Look at this beautiful wolfdog, it just wandered into my backyard and I had to take care of it. You know its a real wolf dog because it doesn’t bark, I took it to the vet and he said it definitely was not a dog.

I don’t think you other people really understand how hard it is too keep and train a wolf, it keeps hissing at me even now.

The majestik wolfdog’s first form of defence when faced with danger is it’s loud bark that actually sounds more like hissing.
It’s other form of defence is it’s unique “if I don’t move I must be invisible” thought process. Unfortunately this action usually fails as wolfdog’s cannot infact become invisible.

naturepunk
this dog doesn’t look very wolfy to ME

Obviously, this is not a wolfdog, but in fact, a pure wolf. The salt-and-pepper coloration of the fur is indicative of an older animal, past it’s prime, but the old brute will nevertheless pose a challenge for its new owners.

Here’s a photo of the pure wolf I worked with last summer for comparison: 

My wolf was a little younger than the one above, which is why he’s a bit more testy about having a camera up in his face.

Inevitably, releasing him was our only option because he grew very restless at night and it was keeping us all awake. He was obviously pining for his old life in the woods. You can take the wolf out of the wild, you can’t take the wild out of the wolf! 

return-victorious:

mondoodoo:

so i was looking up off bug spray ads and i was expecting to see some lady on a lawn chair with a bottle of bug spray but instead i saw

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then i came across this gem

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and this last one was pure gold

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god bless you off bug spray

Omg naturepunk

YESSSSSSS

(Source: thewombatwonder)

memeguy-com:

Some signs exist because theyre practical Others have a hell of a story behind them

Guy at the factory claimed he owned a chain saw with a warning label that read “Do not attempt to stop chain with hands or testicles”.

memeguy-com:

Some signs exist because theyre practical Others have a hell of a story behind them

Guy at the factory claimed he owned a chain saw with a warning label that read “Do not attempt to stop chain with hands or testicles”.

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

(Source: slayboobunny)

free the fox

howtoskinatiger:

freethefox:

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say NO to FUR

Aside from this being the weirdest anti-fur argument yet, you do realize those rabbits are taxidermy, right? As in, someone killed them, skinned them and then used their fur to create this mount. Ironic, eh?

The awkward moment when animals rights advocated literally cannot tell a live animal from a dead one. 

Augh

Blackjack way laying on the corner of the bed when he apparently decided that it was time to run away in pursuit of another invisible nothing, so he launched himself off the corner of the mattress and flew headlong into the nightstand that I’d moved there the day before. 

Wow, Blackjack. Your situational awareness skills are astounding.

And here’s my purebred derphound running headlong down a cliff-side into a sapling. 

leijonnaire:

guys we watched this in science class today

just watch it you won’t regret it

What the literal fuck did I just watch? 

It’s like no one ever told him cats don’t like water. 

It’s like no one ever told him cats don’t like water. 

If you don’t like the Front Porch on Facebook, you’re wrong and we’re not friends anymore. 

Pffffffft

I just heard Jude growling outside so I peeked my head up over the windowsill, thinking, “what’s Cabal doing to the big boy this time?” 

They’re both just laying there, Cabal with his nose shoved down Jude’s ear canal, and Jude looking straight at me with his mouth open going, “Raaaaawwww” but not actually doing anything aside from that to remedy the situation. 

I have the weirdest animals.