DH has always had an interest in Taxidermy, and luckily I share that interest as well. While I enjoy the creep factor in mountings and skulls, DH has watched a few videos and a read a book or two on the subject.
He hasn't actually begun learning the craft because we still live in an apartment and I am sure our neighbors wouldn't be happy about the smell of rotting animal carcasses or boiled flesh.
Even though neither of us are hunters, we have collected a few pieces inexpensively.
In our dining room is two sets of Deer Taxidermy. One is a skull and antler mounting I picked up at Goodwill for $3 last year. The other is an unmounted skull and antler a former coworker gave DH a few years ago.
More recently, a coworker saw these creepy "Owls" while cleaning out the home of a recently passed away relative and thought of me. I am almost positive that someone stuffed ordinary birds and just applied googly eyes and feathers to give it the Owl look. No telling how old they are, but I appreciate that she saw these and knew her "weird" friend would love them. Indeed I do.
Our newest addition, I picked up at the Atlanta Festival in Atlanta Indiana for a mere $10. I dubbed him "Bob" and people stopped us all day wanting to take a look at my purchase. One man even reached into our cart to pull it out before we quickly stopped him. He was by far my favorite thing I saw there, and ironically, the seller tried to buy it back later.
Note. I apologize for the weird formatting of this post. My html skills are a little rusty, but I am really doing nothing different than any of my other posts.