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Christmas Giveaway: comment to win “The Authentic Animal”

Carrie Coppernoll Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm •  Published: December 12, 2012

Do you need a book about taxidermy? Yeah you do!

I got a copy today of the book “The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy.” I’m going to be honest. I want to keep this book. But it really looks too interesting to be selfish about. I opened a random page, and here’s an excerpt:

Isn’t taxidermy about honoring the very animal that died? About capturing that animal’s spirit? In compettive taxidermy, the answer is no.

Yes. You know this book is going to be fascinating.

So, how can you win? Leave a comment saying which animal you’d like to have taxidermied in your home. For me? I’d say and aardworf. Oh yeah. That’s real a real thing.

Everyone who came over would be like, “What the heck is that? Hyena? Fox? I mean seriously. Was that cobbled together with leftover parts from other animals?” And I’d say, “No. It’s an aardwolf.” And off we’d go, talking about the fascinating world of the animal kingdom.

Aardwolves aside, leave your comment with the animal you’d most love to have taxidermied at your home and you’ll go in the hopper. (No OPUBCO employees, no OPUBCO relatives and no jerks allowed.) The deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.


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