Wednesday Whimsy – Taxidermize? Is that really a word?

Been out hunting and now you want to keep your prize? Not to worry! Chuck Testa can help! He will taxidermize your kill. BUT, Chuck Testa does not taxidermize pets.

What?!?! I can't have Fluffy taxidermized, but I can get a hippo stuffed if I wanted?

Is it just me, or do you think he specializes in the most life-like dead persona as well?

(In case you're wondering, because I was, taxidermized is not a real word. It's the most life-like dead word on, I guess)

Now, before you get all twitchy on me and think I'm going to be posting a craft every week, relax. I just wanted to share this with you because when I went to work out yesterday, Nicole had these in her yard and they are so adorable!

Nicole's daughter and husband made Mr. Bones and his son. Aren't they the sweetest?

Actually, seeing you get all twitchy might be fun. For about a minute, then I'd feel bad.

If you'd like to make these, and really, who wouldn't, you can find the instructions here.

That's all the fun stuff I've got for you today.

I hope you got a giggle from Chuck Testa and maybe feel a little inspired to make some pvc pipe skeletons.

Tell me… would you ever have your pet taxidermized? Do you hunt deer or caribou? If you do hunt, do you have the heads hanging in your den? What would you like to have taxidermized for all time?

22 thoughts on “Wednesday Whimsy – Taxidermize? Is that really a word?”

  1. Cheryl SonnierCheryl Sonnier

    Tameri that video is a hoot. They all looked dead to me. Including Chuck. Love the skellies. I’ll miss the wonderful Halloween displays when I go home to England.

  2. tamikaeasontamikaeason

    Oh Tameri- you’re a hoot! I can’t hunt anything just serve it on a plate and make sure it’s nothing crazy like possum or raccoon!

  3. HartfordHartford

    I don’t hunt. Nope. But hubby from time to time brings his gun with him and does a little bird hunting (partridge) while we go out biking. But no one is hanging anything in my den or in my camp…lol…although if hubby got himself a huge moose, he probably would want to – ewwww!! That one might require a “conversation”! LOL!

  4. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Wow! *coughs* He he he You find the craziest things. Watching that wolf pretend to jump over the tree branch I just about spit my water out all over the key board. I could never do that to any of my pets. I could never eat it either if it looks like a living thing. Nope.

    The skeletons are so cute. I can tell how they are made just by looking at them. What a neat idea! I’ll have to pop over there and comment.

  5. J.L. CampbellJ.L. Campbell

    Those ‘taxidermized’ things would would scare me half to death. I’d forget they’re there and then fall over them. No thanks. 🙂

  6. patriciasandspatriciasands

    OMG – that video was so SNL! Hilarious!
    The skellies (definitely a British term!) are adorable and I’m passing it on to the grandkids. Thanks!

  7. Kate MacNicolKate MacNicol

    LOL I have to show the video to my husband and son. Love Chuck Testa! You just keep adding to my family quotes Tameri. “most lifelike dead animals” My husband hunts but so far we just have antler mounts which don’t include the whole head with eyes and stuff. In Alaska I saw “butt mounts” where it was just the you-know with the tail up. Now, I challenge you to find a video of that…

    • Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

      Oh Kate, I could find you a butt mount video…I know I could!

  8. AnonymousAnonymous


    I love to go shooting but I don’t like killin’ stuff. Though I’ll absolutely eat something somebody else kills, I just couldn’t do it myself unless the fam was starving. I’m a pansy that way. 🙂

    LOVE that video!

  9. Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

    My uncle hunts and has tons of animals taxidermized….when I was growing up, we loved our cat so much we talked about it, but we ended up burying him out back when he passed. I’m not sure I could taxidermize my animals, but maybe some game that my guy shoots. If he ever goes hunting…

    I stayed in a cabin at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri one year, and my cabin was full of taxidermized animals. To be honest, it was kinda creepy. Especially the bobcat above the television set.

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