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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 1, 2011 - 04:14pm PT
we had a newer taxidermist who was mounting a hyena
.. Must...Resist...
Now for those that don't know, Hyenas are a bit weird and "large", but they have a HUGE amount of "foreskin". This guy had no clue, and when he wheeled into the finish room,,,,,here was this hyena with a nearly two foot long appendage! LMAO!!!

It's a laughing Hyenas getting the last laugh.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 1, 2011 - 04:23pm PT
I don't recall any Hollywood portrayals of taxidermists. My 'creeped-out-ness' came from family members chasing us are with heads and stuff. Not nice, people!!

This is all really fascinating.

[dumb question]

So, you skin each critter then put the skin on the body you make? Or is a lot of it paint and such? I also thought one took the body, gutted it, then filled it with I don't know what.

[/dumb question]

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 1, 2011 - 04:40pm PT
Very cool!

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 1, 2011 - 04:51pm PT
Here in NYC there's a store in SOHO called The Evolution Store ( They cater to rich tourists as it's located in the center of NYC's hip fashion shopping district. It's loaded with all kinds of cool stuff including some bigger mammals.

Ron, how do you keep insects, mice, and rodents from eating your work?

Do you do stuff with skeletons or is that generally treated as another field?

You mentioned movies, what do you think of The Silence of the Lambs?

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 1, 2011 - 04:52pm PT
Excellent timing of a bizarre story in the paper (i.e., online). This is just gross! Not that they are rats (love them, had them as pets, have two living in the back I really enjoy) - it's that they look dead. Ew.

Text from the link:

"Taxidermy animal accessories

Looking for an eco-macabre way to accessorize? A rat coin purse or pigeon feather necklace might be just what you need. Reid Peppard, a vegetarian and designer from London, doesn't want the animal victims of busy streets and pest control to go to waste, so she uses her taxidermy skills to transform their carcasses into wearable pieces. Ranging in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars, Peppard’s accessories are sure to make a statement — Lady Gaga even wore one of her creations in her “Bad Romance” video. But who are Peppard's biggest customers? Surprisingly, American men."

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
Oct 1, 2011 - 05:58pm PT
Nice work Ron! You are an artistic asset to mother nature by allowing more people the up close view of her work.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 1, 2011 - 06:06pm PT
That's a Northern Pintail, no?

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 1, 2011 - 06:18pm PT
I like Pintails. I like the symmetry of their long pintail and the white line on their neck. Very cool.

*disclaimer, I like all birds.

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Oct 1, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
The sheep/lion scene is badass, hats off to ya'

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 1, 2011 - 10:03pm PT
this crazy freak named ralph kraus had a rat stuffed with blue bird winds,

he called it the ratley or some weird ass acid dreamed up sh#t,

think use to freak me out, man,

if we passed a dead animal in the middle of the road, he would be all over it, stripping the hide from the pavement to wear it like a grapefriut hat, wtf, over?

typical quote"i want the pelt, mannnnnnnn.."

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 1, 2011 - 10:47pm PT
Ratleys' make splendid masturbation pelts...

Oct 3, 2011 - 05:31pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^ Proud, Ron! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Oct 5, 2011 - 10:31pm PT
That's the most I've ever learned from a Supertopo thread.

Greatly appreciate and admire your work, Mr. Anderson.

Sonoma County
Oct 5, 2011 - 10:46pm PT
this is good OT

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 10:51pm PT
You deserve it, Ron!!!!

Nice work.
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Oct 17, 2011 - 09:46pm PT

Thought of you Ron when I saw this.

The user formerly known as stzzo

Social climber
Oct 18, 2011 - 12:45am PT
What's an Alabama 7-course meal?

Road kill and a 6 pack.
nick d

Trad climber
Oct 18, 2011 - 02:16am PT
Just curious, have you ever done any work for the Bolack family in Farmington, NM?
Bob Harrington

Bishop, California
Oct 18, 2011 - 09:40am PT
Did you do any of the stuff at Cabella's?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 18, 2011 - 09:43am PT
What's an Alabama 7-course meal?

Road kill and a 6 pack.

Ironically illegal in Alabama, but legal in Tennessee (to take and eat road kill).

But just to even things up you can buy Jack Daniels in Alabama but not in its home county in Tennessee. I think those Lynchburg teetotalers are liquor making hypocrites and good for them I say!

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