Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Great Moments in Bad Victorian Taxidermy
The collection at this terrific taxidermy site is really quite amazing. Check it out.
The photo, above, is from a display of the work of A.S. Hutchinson of Derby, and is labeled "Badger and Jack Russell Terrier."
I confess to being confused by this particular display. Is that a baby badger? Or is it (perhaps) a full-sized badger and a very poorly taxidermied hound?
Hard to tell, but something is not right. Either the badger is a baby (i.e. a very young 10-pound badger), or else the dog is too large for real work..