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46 inch prarie rattler by a 12 yr old

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Russ of V.O.W.T, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    this is my 12 yr old sons 2nd mount ever, and first snake, i did a detailed post about him mounting it in the reptile category, but this is the first pics of it in its finished habitat base, he will be competing at the MO show this coming weekend and i am very excited for this young man, he has came leaps and bounds in a hurry, and trust me when i say i am NOT a snake guy, i didnt touch the creepy crawly nasty thing LOL

  2. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    p.s. he is going to add some more grasses around the rocks to balance out the base he says LOL he just hadnt done it as of the time i took the pictures.

  3. nibjones

    nibjones Join your States Taxidermy Assoc.

    Looks even better, Your not a little proud, are you?
  4. rj9289

    rj9289 Buck the system, be an individual, be who you are.

    hey whats the skeleton of?
  5. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Ryan, I could be wrong, Im old and can't see, but I think it's a scorpion.
  6. Schmitty

    Schmitty New Member

    Looks like a great job Russ, you should be proud and he deserves a pat on the back.
  7. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    yes brian i am very proud of him, especially since this is only the 2nd thing he has done, i am not sure what the skeleton is, something he found and thought he wanted it in there, personally i dont care for it on there, but it is his peice and he can do what ever he wants with it, i am just proud of him for taking on a project and finishing it in the manner he did. For a 12 yr old kid to show the attention to detail he did on this, it just dont get any better for a "dad" moment LOL glad you all liked it, we will see what happens this weekend at the MO show. Russ
  8. DeeCee

    DeeCee New Member

    Well Ryan, I guess I was wrong, told ya I couldn't see!
  9. Catchaser

    Catchaser Sometimes you just have to laugh....

    The mount looks good Russ. The boy did a great job. Good luck to him at the show.

  10. OutbackJack

    OutbackJack Member

    it looks very good, he did a great job on the snake. Don't feel bad, I'd stay far away from it as well. lol. I hope that he does well in his show.
  11. aztaxidermy

    aztaxidermy double lungsville bang'em n hang'em

    awesome job looks great
  12. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    I'll get to see it in person!!! naga naga boo boo ;D awesome mount!! Tell your son good job!!
  13. rj9289

    rj9289 Buck the system, be an individual, be who you are.

    Lmao i was just curious.

    hey russ i dont know if you have them where you live but there is a locust thats sheds it shell about this time of the year and man they look so good on habitat stuff!
  14. Rhonda

    Rhonda Member

    That is Very nice work ,I hope your son gets a blue on it this weekend ..fingers crossed for ya
  15. Looks like a blue ribbon to me, mopve over Russ, he gets the blues and you get the reds.
  16. juniper

    juniper Active Member

    Very nice job.

    You have a very good reason to be proud Russ. It is nice to see young people taking an interest in taxidermy. He will definitely have an advantage if he continues. You will be even more proud when the student surpasses the teacher LOL
  17. swamp buck

    swamp buck New Member

    wow that is outstanding,very nice job
  18. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    boy you aint kiddin there LOL, i have tons of yellow, whites and reds in the shop, but very few blues LOL, but he has 2 in 2 shows with his bass, and i have a feeling he will have 4 blues when this show is over , for the snake and his fish. I hope he brings home some "hardware" though, thats when the "great" feelings come for me, and i know he will be glowing if that happens LOL

    Ryan, we dont have any locusts here right now.
  19. That's a real nice job, you should be proud Russ. ;)
  20. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

    Great job to the young man!!!