If you think about it, taxidermy is among the stranger things that humans have come up with. It seems like the sort of thing that was probably developed a LONG time ago so royalty could relive their glorious hunts or something. But….nope.
While the practices of embalming and stuffing animals have been around since ancient Egypt, what we think of as taxidermy popped up around 1748 as a way to preserve birds.
The practice later became popular when John Hancock, an English ornithologist, presented a number of stuffed birds at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London, which sparked a lot of interest during the Victorian era.
Even Teddy Roosevelt picked it up. In fact, this is his own private collection of taxidermy tools.
Sure, the art form has dwindled a bit, but it’s making a come back…and sometimes not in a good way.
Get ready, this is going to get ugly.
24. All the Feels
When everyone’s talking about their weekend plans but you put your name down for overtime… pic.twitter.com/6Zk9jg9SHZ
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) January 27, 2017
23. I don’t know…what do YOU think?
“Fucking Monday! Its back again!” pic.twitter.com/1iHWXkAyQX
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) December 12, 2016
22. I’m awake!
When your Mums been shouting you to get out of bed for 20 minutes and you finally hear her coming up the stairs… pic.twitter.com/vo2WEfKJtI
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) December 17, 2016
21. Look out!!!!!! Squirrels!!!!!!!!!!
“Moooooonnndaaaaayyyyy!!!! Fuuuuucccckkkkk Yooooouuuuu!!!” pic.twitter.com/pULjiwFgHd
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) January 9, 2017
20. I don’t have a problem! You have a problem!
When you see a snowflake and realise you’ve only got 4 loaves of bread and 3 litres of milk in… pic.twitter.com/4nrNGIk42W
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) January 13, 2017
19. I bear. I sad.
“Oh dry January! Why didn’t I listen to you!!!” pic.twitter.com/c1yQY6T7cw
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) January 15, 2017
18. Let’s put a SMILE on that face of yours…
When you go to somebody’s house for the first time and it says “Live, laugh and love” on one of the walls somewhere… pic.twitter.com/rlHZX5L67x
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) February 1, 2017
17. True love!
Roses are Red, Violets are blue, this Rat is dead, unlike my love for you. #Valentines pic.twitter.com/02hj9IxNy4
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) February 14, 2017
16. Are you not entertained?
When your girl says “You pick the restaurant” but doesn’t want to go to any of the 3 places you suggest… pic.twitter.com/ONPosqLv83
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) February 28, 2017
15. Hey! Listen to me!
“I told you it was fucking hunting season Doreen but Nooooo, we had to visit your sisters new place by the lake!” pic.twitter.com/9WxkqXX3Se
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) June 22, 2016
14. Can I get you a chainsaw or a beer?
When you’re telling the waiter about your day and he’s pretending to give a shit… pic.twitter.com/oRnse6onZF
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) April 17, 2016
13. This party is amazing!
When you down your double Espresso too fast and you’re suddenly able to see into the future… pic.twitter.com/L8W5gOShmV
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) March 9, 2017
“and it seems to me, you lived your life like a Squirrel in a bin. Looking for a Snickers, or a pack of peanut M&Ms” pic.twitter.com/rCb1tOkbBn
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) August 8, 2016
11. Can I go too??
When you stub your Toe and you’re trying to keep your shit together… pic.twitter.com/kCWIcqyzZW
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) December 16, 2016
10. Good boy!
If you love hideously @CrapTaxidermy, a rare opportunity to own some has arisen, as this stuffed Springer Spaniel needs a loving new home pic.twitter.com/VBpcmUYRqS
— CharlieTuesdayGates (@GoodnessGates) March 16, 2017
“Whats that Lassie? Little Timmy’s fallen down the old wishing well and you’re too fabulous to care?!” pic.twitter.com/uocG7FI2zU
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) April 7, 2016
8. I’m down like a badly stuffed clown
When you were planning on taking it steady but somebody mentions ‘Shots’… pic.twitter.com/1Gt4SN5p37
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) December 3, 2016
7. Please don’t pick me last.
When they ask you to wait in Grill bay 2 because some dick ordered a Filet o Fish… pic.twitter.com/rZ5W021RNI
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) November 26, 2016
6. Well, I never!
When you get all dressed up to go out and the cancellation texts start coming through… pic.twitter.com/zjfujq0Y9q
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) November 18, 2016
5. Don’t you judge me!
When you’re going down in the lift and someone stops it and gets in on the 1st floor… pic.twitter.com/VYNKhHqAIX
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) November 8, 2016
4. Oh, you done messed up son.
When you’re at the voting station and you’re trying to decide who will fuck your country up less… #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/lzvjvmuENz
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) November 7, 2016
3. Weird Cubed
Ice, Ice, Bambi… pic.twitter.com/f4V8YLqkZW
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) October 29, 2016
2. I. Look. FABULOUS!
Thank fuck its Friday!!! pic.twitter.com/qK46pe6y6V
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) August 26, 2016
1. Doing it froggy style
Still a better love story than Twilight… pic.twitter.com/4lS5YwNnWS
— Crap Taxidermy (@CrapTaxidermy) July 22, 2016