Several months ago this guy brings me two mule deer capes already tanned, with the antlers. Said he had waited long enough, so he picked them up from this taxiderdist in Texas. Well, the capes were clearly labeled "SHOP" and "JESUS", neither was the customer. He stated that he had already paid for the tanning. What I'm thinking is that his capes were still green and the guy handed him two tanned capes. Well, when he picked them up yesterday,I told him, and he went threw the roof. They were only 20" necks and he killed 23 or 24 inch deer both were 27 spreads. Anyway, he didn't seem mad at me, but was at the other guy. Do you guys think that I should have called him with my suspicions ? Are does he assume the responsibility?
Return to Deer Taxidermy Category Menu
I would have pointed that out up front, that maybe he could go back and get the right capes that were truly his. The other taxidermist was only holding on to the deposit and did not want to give it back, or spent it already. I think it is very important to have the customer end up with what is his. Swapping capes is unethical in my book.
He took those hides from the other taxidermists shop and provided them to you as ones to be mounted with his antlers. You only used what you'd been provided and UNLESS he told you the neck sizes to expect, I don't see it as a problem of yours. As someone else said last week, "Stupidity should hurt". Where's his sign?
I'm the one with that sign. Marc (spelled correctly) both Mr. T and Mr. R are right on, this isn't your problem or responsibility to keep up with another taxidermists work log. I would definitely make the customer aware, and recommend he go back and retrieve what is rightfully his to begin with. Boy, I would be pissed, and toten a a$$ whoopin if someone pulled that crap on me. Merry Christmas. Marc R