So, just say you wanted to get the perfect gift for that special someone on your holiday list. Yea, something that really says you care…a gift that says “you’re really important in my life.”
You know, maybe like a stuffed armadillo swillin’ suds for example.
Where would you find such a masterpiece? I’m glad you asked!!
Roving FishWithJD reporter, Rod VinSteel, just landed in Houston last night and couldn’t help but notice this wonderful piece of Taxidermy Gone Bad…in the airport gift shop, where this little bugger was actually available for purchase!
I’m loving the image if VinSteel with this thing on his lap on the flight back to CA!
If you are even half as big a fan of crappy fish and wildlife mounts as me, check out my collection of bad taxidermy HERE
So, what do you get when you mix ill-advised genetic meddling and piss-poor taxidermy skills? The hideous Yellow-faced Salmopike, of course, which looks to be a Chinook x Northern Pike hybrid mounted by a 2-year-old hopped up on baby Motrin.
Many thanks to reader Ross Dollarhide, who spotted this dandy and snapped the pic. If you’re like me — a lover of really crappy mounts, be sure to click here to see more fine examples of Taxidermy Gone Bad.
It’s been awhile since I stumbled onto some Taxidermy Gone Bad, but I found this gem a few days back. It seems that rainbow trout and steelies, two of the world’s most vibrant creatures, are particularly vulnerable to bad mount jobs…it’s just not that easy to recreate the color schemes these fish sport when alive. Mix that with a few decades up on the wall, plenty of exposure to fluorescent lighting and a 1/4-inch of dust …and PRESTO!…you’ve got a trout that is either coming down with the flu or looks like he was maybe swallowed up and cast solid in the ash flowing down from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.
To see more bad taxidermy, click HERE
It’s been awhile since I’ve run into some really lousy taxidermy, but when I do it often comes in spurts. Such was the case in a little Nor Cal pizza joint the other night….when I lucked into these two fine specimen…on the same wall!
I was immediately torn as to which one to include in our always popular Taxidermy Gone Bad section, so I decided I’d let these two toads go at it in our first ever Steel Cage match. Check out the contenders and then vote for the winner below!
You guys know by now that I’m always on the lookout for “Taxidermy Gone Bad” and, I’m pleased to announce, we’ve got a couple nice new additions to the collection here. I especially like this lingcod head…a wonderful blend of creepy, strange and more than a dash of disturbing.
But wait, there’s more!
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