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.