It all started with this.
The mounted Apatosaurus head, which is awesome beyond words.
I have always loved mounted animal heads. I can’t even tell you why, because not only am I not a hunter, nor do I come from a family who hunted, on a logical level I think they’re kind of gross. Stuffed, preserved animals with glossy eyes held in suspension forever? Ehhh….I don’t know about that. Taxidermy is just short of horror-movie-creepy.
However, I have to admit that I am in a stupefied awe whenever I see a mounted buffalo head. It is just so …big. There seems to be a suspended majesty presented in the ethereal stare and noble brow. There have only been a couple (way old school) restaurants that have had a mounted buffalo in their drawing room over a fireplace (filled with an ornamental fern…), and I remember the buffalo more than I remember the name of the establishment.
Which naturally got me to thinking: there are typical mounted animal heads available…deer, elk, fish. What are some really good, really interesting ones?
I found many.
Dr. Seuss Animal.
And, of course, Scotland’s National Animal: The Unicorn
And a couple others.
I’m thinking this is another new hobby.