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Richard Nadeau Creates One-Of-a-Kind Taxidermy Squirrels

 - Jun 9, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: thesquirrelshole & stellawasadiver
Richard Nadeau is filling a niche so niche-y, I didn’t even know it was a thing. He creates custom designed taxidermy squirrels.

Want a wall-mounted squirrel wearing a hat? How about holding a gun (as seems to be his specialty)? Well, Rick’s Custom Squirrels has it all.

I personally enjoy the banjo squirrel, but to each his own.

Implications - The DIY movement has inspired a wave of self-made creations based on old artistic techniques. Taxidermy in particular experienced renewed interest during this period; in this niche, savvy artists "hacked" dead animals into personified creations, allowing consumers to purchase personalized taxidermy that reflects their interests and bizarre sense of humor.