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.