Inside Simpson at Sterling here, there is a small cabinet with a variety of taxidermied critters. There’s something about how strangely they’ve been stuffed that has me coming back again and again to peer at them. Ever since I saw Ghost World a while ago, I’ve decided that if I were to happen upon some sort of crazy taxidermy tableau (for example, a mongoose fighting a snake or ninja squirrels) I would seriously consider buying it. Not because I like taxidermy but because that is one of the strangest things I can think of sticking on a mantle or wall.
This rabbit looks more like a stuffed animal rabbit than a “for realsies” bunny.
And zombie squirrel looks like it’s in the middle of a series self-destruct sequence. One are is dangling by some cotton stuffing and his feet are all manky… not to mention his crazy mouth with stitches hanging all over the place.
The king of all taxidermy in Simpson has to be Rabbid Possum. He’s roosting on top of the cabinet where he can leer across the entire class room. Leer away, King Possum, leer away…
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Date: 2009-04-17, 3:10PM EDT
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