Oh Wow: Woman Taxidermies A Real-Life Rocket Raccoon

Oh Wow: Woman Taxidermies A Real-Life Rocket Raccoon

These are several photos of Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon as taxidermied by Katy Rose of Reanimate.  In her own words while I try to set a new personal best for chugging a whole pot of coffee and pint of creamer and keeping it down:

“Rocket” from Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Soft-mount plush taxidermy raccoon (naturally sourced/no animal was killed for this project), poseable armature, and custom outfit! His arms and legs had to be extended since his extremities are far longer than an actual raccoon. Overall, I’m really happy with how he turned out. Hope you all enjoy! ♡

 

I am a 25 year old Biology student specializing in animal science. As a lifelong animal lover and artist, I had the brilliant idea to combine my passions. I am self taught, but thanks to my anatomy and art background, taxidermy came almost naturally. I am a vegetarian and animal activist, none of the animals I work with were killed for the sake of my art. I don’t support taking lives, and actually greatly oppose it. Unfortunately, animals die everyday from causes beyond our control, and that is where I come in. I do my best to breathe new life into these poor creatures, allowing them to be loved and appreciated even after death.

 

Admittedly, she did a fantastic job with Rocket, and I would only feel slightly uneasy displaying him in my home. Of course my dogs would probably bark at him. They bark at everything, including nothing at all knowing I’ll get up from the sofa and leave my food unattended so they can eat it. They’re jerks like that, but I do have to admire their ingenuity.

Thanks to my good pal/mortal enemy Terry, who regularly expresses his interest in having me taxidermied.

Guy Mods Hard Hat With Seven Hummingbird Feeders

Guy Mods Hard Hat With Seven Hummingbird Feeders

This is a video of self-proclaimed bird nut (I never would have guessed!) Spencer Staley demonstrating his Ultimate Hummingbird Helmet, a hard hat modified with seven full-size hummingbird feeders dangling from its protruding rods.  Um, aren’t the ones behind your head a little overkill though?  You got eyes back there, Spencer?! Obviously, this is the perfect helmet for clenching this year’s Most Eccentric Neighbor award.  Obviously, it is not the perfect helmet for entering doors or playing hide-and-seek.

A Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Wooden Bed

A Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired Wooden Bed

These are several shots of the Nightmare Before Christmas inspired wooden bed handcrafted by UK-based Free Range Designs.  Pretty sweet, right?  I’ll be the first to admit when I first saw Nightmare Before Christmas when it first came out I was not that into it.  I’ll also be the first to admit– “You were an idiot back then.”  Mom!  “What?”  Well now I guess I’m the second to admit it.

Thanks to MSA, who agrees the best bed is the one shared with a lover.  My my!

Robotic Spy Pig Captures Up Close And Personal Footage Of Komodo Dragons

Robotic Spy Pig Captures Up Close And Personal Footage Of Komodo Dragons

This is a clip from BBC’s ‘Spy In The Wild’ starring a robotic spy pig built by the folks at John Downer Productions in order to capture some up close and personal footage of Komodo dragons.  Unsurprisingly, by the end of the video the dragons are trying to eat the pig, leading at least one idiot to speculate why they didn’t make a robotic spy of an animal Komodo dragons don’t eat, like rocks or a tree.

Beer Goggles: Rack Of Repeating Coffee Mugs Makes You Feel Like You’re Drunk

Beer Goggles: Rack Of Repeating Coffee Mugs Makes You Feel Like You're Drunk

This is a shot from what I assume is a Bed Bath & Beyond or similar store featuring a rack of coffee mugs that are trying to destroy my brain.  I’ve gone shopping for coffee mugs on numerous occasions and never experienced this sort of painful illusion before.  Why is that?  Like having an open wound, it’s hard to look at.  And also like having an open wound, I think I need you to drive me to the hospital.

Yikes: What An Ewok Costume With No Fur Looks Like

Yikes: What An Ewok Costume With No Fur Looks Like

These are a couple shots captured by Star Wars concept artist Jake Lunt Davies during the shooting of The Rise Of Skywalker of actor Warwick Davis wearing an Ewok costume with no fur on it. As you can see, that is not a plushie you’d want to sleep with at night. Or even have in your room. Or even in the kitchen trash, because you know as soon as you fall asleep that thing is climbing out and coming to shave you with a potato peeler.