Wait, What? Biology Student Taxidermies Rocket Raccoon

Biology student Katy Rose of Reanimate took an already dead, naturally sourced raccoon and turned it into a real-life Rocket Raccoon.

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.

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.

It actually looks great, but I don’t think I’d put him on display in my house. I just don’t feel all that comfortable around taxidermied animals.

[Reanimate | Via Born in Space]

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