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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 30, 2013 - 12:28am PT
Hey Ron Questions,
Do you do fish?
Are they easier or more difficult than birds/animals.
anything you hate doing, love doing?
I would assume larger things bring you more $.
does doing someones pet creep you out or is it all just work for ya?
Nice work by the way!
Tad
manzanita man

Social climber
somerset, ca.
Mar 30, 2013 - 12:37am PT
ron: i will bring you a very nice manzanita branch that you can do a quail on.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2013 - 12:51am PT
Cool MM.!.
And Tad, yes i do fish- birds, reptiles, mammals and pets. Pets are a bit different and id never do my own.. But money is money and customers are always right! Some of my favorite are specimens like ive been doing for the Tahoe Institute of Natual science- protected species arent that often done,, and i love da boids! But mammals fish are good too! My least favorite is snakes. Just because..
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2013 - 01:30am PT
Is that a juv Ring-billed gull at the top?

The GHO is beuteous!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2013 - 01:37am PT
No Reilly, its a juvie long tail jager!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Ha,that never occurred to me given yer locale. I saw the thingie on the end of the bill and just thought it was the ring on the Ring-billed. Now that I look closer i can see it is that 'thingie'. Being an Alaskan I never paid no mind to juvie jaegers as there was always plenty of adults to ogle. :-). So did this one show up in yer hood?
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 30, 2013 - 03:36am PT
That jaeger washed up on the beach at Sand Harbor, on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, back in August of 1999. Starved on migration, apparently. It's been frozen ever since, passed through a few different hands, and now, finally, we'll be able to display it thanks to Ron's skills and artistry (and rehydration secrets)!

BTW, Tahoe probably gets a couple jaegers every fall, but they're pretty rare and it takes certain weather conditions to expect to see them.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 30, 2013 - 08:05am PT
hey there say, willoughby... :O oh my, now i know a bit more about that
'owl?' ...


i was wondering about it, as, i saw it on ron's facebook share...
so, it came through your find?

thanks for all the shares, once again, ron...
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane ~:~
Mar 30, 2013 - 08:33am PT
My art of death
Actually, I look at it as the art of bringing something that was dead, back to life!

BTW, awesome thread, and "art"!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2013 - 10:00am PT
thats what i TRY for Splitter- but ma nature is an extremely hard match 100%! Ill never get there but ill never stop trying!

And Neebs, yes, the owl was a road killed bird that was recovered by Will.


edit: Will starvation is an excellent guess- the bird was VERY thin breast all but gone even considering the freeze dry shrinkage..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Heres Woodsy da ow-el alll gromed up..

Credit: Ron Anderson
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

thought this Antelope was worth a share-- horns quite obvioulsy DEERFORMED!

genetics in this buck has kept his annual horns growing in that odd direction.. Doesnt happen a lot..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 17, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

Woodsy Just before delivery..All finished up

got a nice compliment from Kirk at the Tahoe Institute, i guess woodsy has SKEERT a couple of the office staff there,, mission accomplished! ;-)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 17, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Wow Ron, somehow I missed this thread till now, awesome taxidermy! You are an artist of a different color.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Ron, you did well by old Woodsy, very very well.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2013 - 12:06am PT
Thanks peeps! I wanted him to have a kind of glaring inquisitive look,, as if to say hhmmmmm should i make you MY next meal?

They are lovely birds to work on, the feathers all serrated for silence in flight. The tiny nearly invisible lashes of plumage on the face ring--the NAs for the most fear this bird as the harbinger of death. Ive always FELT the opposite that they are the bringers of a good hunt. When ive seen them early in the am hunting, ive always done good.

Glad ya liked ol Woodsy! He was a N shore roadkill..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


an interesting specimen.. MINI Jungle fowl.. bout the size of a chukar in body.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:48am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Ron, I guess you may have seen this on the Flames. I'm posting the whole picture, warts y todos. The Trophy Room Bar awaits your sooner-or-later patronage. It's opening maybe in another month.

Their mounts have aged well, as far as I can tell. They date back to the 40s, most of them. You've probably seen lots of these ancient ones in your life as pig o' the woods, etc.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2013 - 10:14am PT
Cool MOUSE! Gotta love vintage "stuff".. just hope some of it isnt my work lol! Im to YOUNG to be vintage lol!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

A Texas Mouflon sheep, one of the many huntable exotics in Texas. Got some WILD WOOL on him!
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