The Wolpertinger is a well known as a hoax. However, according to legend, it resides in the forests of Bavaria, Germany. Legend has it that the creatures are quite shy and are difficult to catch. The beast is a mixture of wings, antlers, and fangs, all on a small mammal’s body, most often a rabbit. But, it does not always have to be a rabbit; sometimes the Wolpertinger can made with the body of a squirrel, or the head of a fox. All that is certain about the beast is that it is comprised of many animal parts. Often, one can buy taxidermy Wolpertingers from shops.
A/N: This came about
from a quotation prompt: “Kiss the hell out of me. Please.” I also want to make a note that guys who can’t
take a hint are disgusting, but I can’t help loving Dean as a ‘knight in
shining armor’ role. :)
You had a long, hard day behind you, and all you wanted was
to go to your favorite bar and nurse a few drinks. (Maybe have a couple shots in between,
too.) You needed to take the edge off, so
you settled on a barstool, waving the bartender over.
After you ordered a gin and tonic, you glanced around the
place seeing if any of your friends were there.
You had frequented this bar since college – well, actually since high
school, when you all had fake ID’s – so it wouldn’t have surprised you if you
saw someone you knew. However, it being
a Tuesday night, you didn’t see any familiar faces.
Usually takes me a couple of days to get everything handled with these guys. Got them in Monday where I begin my process of sexing the pelts which in turn also give me a chance to inspect the pelts for damages, flaws or issues. From there I tag them according, measure, list lists and price them to their value.
Tuesday which was when I took these photos was photo day where I take photos of each pelt and their issues. This takes me about 1 to 2 hours since its a lot of pelts to go through and take photos of. After that process then I have to type of descriptions for Etsy which is what I did last night and partly today. After all the work I get to the point where I can list them up which we are at the point now! Hoping for a few sales over the next few days now that the pelts are listed.
I was considering asking the folks at the local taxidermy shop what they usually do with their skulls to see if there was any way I could obtain them, but due to my social anxiety I wanted a second opinion. Would this be a good idea? Has anyone else gotten or asked for skulls/bones from their nearby taxidermist? Anyone know what taxidermists usually do with the skulls/bones?