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Life Of A Southern California Taxidermist

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Dave York, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    69736046-EAC5-4919-B246-A972090C7E9E.jpeg This is the second one that I’ve skinned to have tanned.
    Most of the calls I’ve received in the last year have been Pets, hummingbirds and hawks and owls.
    It’s a different world. I don’t do pets and obviously the others are a no no.
    Made it without having any disasters come exploding out.
    msestak, AZ~Rich and magicmick like this.
  2. AZ~Rich

    AZ~Rich " Africa" never fails to satisfy

    looks like a clean Hartman's.

  3. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Hot day and it was growing. A successful day. Didn’t puncture anything. It’s bung hole was inside out and would act as a pressure relief valve when I had to roll it over. Scary moment when making a cut across the stomach. I used a razor blade so that I didn’t have to apply any pressure. Always keep mouth closed and lips pressed tightly together.
    It died from colic and they thought the Colin had burst. I could have been a land mine disposal guy with the care I used. Nerves of steel.
    msestak, magicmick and Wildthings like this.
  4. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    times like that when the money is just not worth it.
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

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  6. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    $500. To skin and flesh. No head to mess with or hooves.