Terrible Taxidermy Pictures – The WORST Stuffed Animals You’ve Ever Seen

The internet is often a place of wonder. Anything a person could possibly want to know is no more than a few keystrokes away. Whether I’m looking up Einstein’s birthday or the latest and greatest pictures of terrible taxidermy,  I’ve learned more about computers, science, technology, and the nature of things than any school was able to teach me. For that, I’ll be eternally grateful.

However, the internet is also full of awful, mind searing phenomenon. If you’ve ever wanted to see a person puke paint or jam a mason jar up their nether region, then you’re in luck. If you’re interested in seeing some of the worst taxidermy work in the history of taxidermy, you’re in luck. I’ve collected the worst pictures I could find and compiled them into this compact collection of crap taxidermy. These animals would make just about any skilled taxidermist shudder.

Terrible Taxidermy Pictures – When Taxidermy Goes Wrong

You see, a few days ago I stumbled onto a Tumblr page that I immediately thought was fake. It was full of the images you’re about to see, and my mind immediately recoiled at the awful creatures I saw. Once majestic animals turned into creepy, wooden creatures with mangled, Picaso like faces doing completely unnatural things. There’s one fox in particular that will forever haunt your nightmares. That much I promise.

wild cat taxidermy

What person wouldn’t want to step out of bed in the morning to find this ferocious feline hissing at them? Its evil face, forever frozen in time, will never fail to induce pants shitting for the bleary eyed waking up after a restful slumber.

terrible taxidermy mountain lion

It seems these cool cats took the exact same drugs that our friend above took, just moments before kicking the bucket. They’re either extremely excited, very high, or a combination of the two. Munchies, anyone?

stretched taxidermy cheetah

I… I don’t even know. Just in case you’re wondering, yes… this is supposed to be a cheetah. I realize that may seem like a bit of a stretch, but just trust me on this one. Its running days are over, but it sure makes for an excellent foot stool! Yet another example of absolutely terrible taxidermy.

sad taxidermy otter

This has got to be the saddest otter I’ve ever seen, dead or alive. Once again, what person would want this to adorn any part of their home? Do the owners lock it away, only to bring it out when they feel the need to cry themselves to sleep?

taxidermy house cat

So… many… drugs. This picture is almost making me hallucinate just looking at it!

sad taxidermy kitten

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but somehow I have trouble believe the cat’s face actually looked like this before it expired. I don’t know… something about the color of the eyes perhaps? Yes, it must be that…

terrible taxidermy fox

This is the fantastic fox that I mentioned earlier. If ever there excited a murder fox, this would be it. Deep in sleep, tucked into your warm bed, the murder fox slowly creeping forward, one paw at a time, just waiting to plunge it’s massive blade into your uvula.

happy taxidermy lion

I wanted to end this motley collection on a happy note. This is by far the jolliest dead lion I’ve ever gazed upon. I mean sure, its face may be mangled, and its tongue may look like an overcooked piece of tenderloin, but you know… can’t have it all.

What kind of taxidermist would create these nightmares?

When I see terrible work like this, whether it’s crap taxidermy or an awful painting, I wonder: do these people really not know that their work is bad? Does the taxidermist not know that the lion he’s just completed looks nothing like the majestic creatures we see roaming the savanna? Surely they understand that these pictures will find their way online and be ridiculed for all eternity?

More Terrible Taxidermy Pictures

If you haven’t quite gotten your fix yet, then we’ve got just the place for you. In fact, we’ve got two… starting with the famed Orville Copter that Gina wrote about a few months ago, followed my the mother load – the Tumblr I mentioned earlier that’s absolutely full of user submitted, terrible taxidermy. You’ll be both entertained and horrified for hours.



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5 comments on “Terrible Taxidermy Pictures – The WORST Stuffed Animals You’ve Ever Seen”

  1. Man, I love these crappy taxidermy creations, especially that sad otter! I’ve had him on my desktop for so long now, he just reminds me of all injustice in the world. No matter how sad I am, i’ll never be able to reach the level of sadness that Sad Otter carries each and every day, for he can not change his facial expression. He is an taxidermy otter.

    • The sad otter is my favorite too, at least as far as creepy taxidermy animals go. I sometimes fantasize about getting a fake sad odder and putting it in my bathroom before guests come over.


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