Weird Taxidermy on Twitter, Instagram

If you're looking for a whacky gift, maybe for Father's Day, a weird taxidermy book might be the way to go. Or just take a look at what we've found on social media.
Weird Taxidermy on Twitter, Instagram

Weird taxidermy is a thing, in case you didn't know it. There are coffee table books featuring weird or bad taxidermy. Lots of them, actually. And there are social media accounts dedicated to this, uh, offbeat art. The Twitter account @CrapTaxidermy has nearly 200,ooo followers. Buzzfeed named it the "most horrifying" Twitter account.

So let's have a look at some of the weirdest on Twitter and Instagram. If you get a good laugh or two from the photos, there's plenty more where these came from.

 

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"When you're hungover and have to get out of bed to find water ... "

 

 

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A truck covered in animal skins, antlers, raccoon tails and the random, small taxidermy piece. At first, I feared there was a human arm hanging from the driver's side door, but turns it that was just the arm of a woman walking by when the photo was snapped.

 

 

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"Don't worry, the dog is already dead. She's taxidermy. Please don't break my window."

 

 

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"When the' spreadable butter' rips a hole in your bread ... "

 

 

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Ah, the proverbial example of weird taxidermy: the stuffed deer butt. This one was photographed in a gas station in Vermont.

 


BONUS: Weird Taxidermy Books

If you're looking for a whacky gift, maybe for Father's Day, a weird taxidermy book might be the way to go. One reviewer named Red on Amazon summed up the book's value. “This will teach family members to give me ideas when I ask for suggestions for birthday presents!”

"Crap Taxidermy" by Kat Su

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"I'd love to have heard the stories behind some specific mounts in here ... whether they were DIY attempts, bad chemical recipe reading or something else, bad decision wise. It works very well as a coffee table book for a hunting camp, though... or a veterinarian's office, even." — P.R. Greywich

Editor's Note: I think I'd find myself depressed or frazzled (or doomed) if I saw books featuring dead, stuffed-animals in the veterinarian's waiting room.

Much Ado About Stuffing by @CrapTaxidermy and Adam Cornish

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"My first instinct was 'What, the fox!!?' They haven't ... But they had.... And this book is a testament (old, new, or overly plush and covered in leopard skin) to the art of taxidermy." — Peter

 

Featured photo: Jane Vigor (Instagram)



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