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Taxidermy is going wild! New picture book shows wonderfully weird anthropomorphic wildlife

Good stuff! Book shows VERY creative taxidermy – including a mouse taking a bubble bath and a magpie dressed as a nun

  • Picture book Taxidermy Goes Wild! depicts bizarre anthropomorphic wildlife
  • Scenes include two gophers falling in love and baby rabbits studying at school
  • Features the bust of a squirrel dressed as a cowboy and a magpie dressed as a nun

A new picture book shows bizarre taxidermy scenes, from two gophers falling in love to a magpie dressed as a nun.

Taxidermy goes wild! by Rob Colson reveals the wonderfully strange anthropomorphic wildlife that can be seen and purchased around the world.

From mice drinking wine in a bar, a moth playing the cello and a mouse taking a bubble bath, the images will leave you both amused and confused.

The book, which is on sale now, features scenes of a raccoon eating peanut butter and a squirrel dressed as a cowboy.

Here FEMAIL reveals some of the wonderfully strange taxidermy available around the world.

Spotless! This image shows a mouse taking a bubble bath in a bathroom complete with a rubber duck and loofah

Spotless! This image shows a mouse taking a bubble bath in a bathroom complete with a rubber duck and loofah

That is crazy! Called the Original Cowboy Squirrel, this piece shows the rodent wearing a hat and bandanna smoking a cigarette and playing cards.

That is crazy! Called the Original Cowboy Squirrel, this piece shows the rodent wearing a hat and bandanna smoking a cigarette and playing cards.

That is crazy! Called the Original Cowboy Squirrel, this piece shows the rodent wearing a hat and bandanna smoking a cigarette and playing cards.

Caught in the act! This life-size raccoon stuffed mount, already sold, is in a sitting position helping itself to a jar of peanut butter

Caught in the act! This life-size raccoon stuffed mount, already sold, is in a sitting position helping itself to a jar of peanut butter

Caught in the act! This life-size raccoon stuffed mount, already sold, is in a sitting position helping itself to a jar of peanut butter

Teamwork! This scene for sale in Peru shows two anthropomorphic rodents, one of which is wearing a woolen hat, playing a harp together

Teamwork! This scene for sale in Peru shows two anthropomorphic rodents, one of which is wearing a woolen hat, playing a harp together

Teamwork! This scene for sale in Peru shows two anthropomorphic rodents, one of which is wearing a woolen hat, playing a harp together

True love! This scene, from the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta, features stuffed Gophers and is intended to represent local townspeople

True love! This scene, from the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta, features stuffed Gophers and is intended to represent local townspeople

True love! This scene, from the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta, features stuffed Gophers and is intended to represent local townspeople

Oh Christ! This piece, from Livics Taxidermy in Glasgow, shows a stuffed magpie dressed in a nun's attire

Oh Christ! This piece, from Livics Taxidermy in Glasgow, shows a stuffed magpie dressed in nun's attire

Oh Christ! This piece, from Livics Taxidermy in Glasgow, shows a stuffed magpie dressed in a nun’s attire

Crazy! This 19th century original by Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter shows baby rabbits learning math in a classroom

Crazy! This 19th century original by Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter shows baby rabbits learning math in a classroom

Crazy! This 19th century original by Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter shows baby rabbits learning math in a classroom

Caught in the act! This taxidermy piece shows a drunken-looking anthropomorphic fox with an empty martini glass

Caught in the act! This taxidermy piece shows a drunken-looking anthropomorphic fox with an empty martini glass

Caught in the act! This taxidermy piece depicts a drunken-looking anthropomorphic fox holding an empty martini glass

Working hard! This scene shows a farrier chipmunk forging a horseshoe

Working hard! This scene shows a farrier chipmunk forging a horseshoe

Working hard! This scene shows a farrier chipmunk forging a horseshoe

Musical moth! This piece shows the insect that raises money by playing the cello in the middle of the street

Musical moth! This piece shows the insect that raises money by playing the cello in the middle of the street

Musical moth! This piece shows the insect that raises money by playing the cello in the middle of the street

A tough week! This taxidermy scene shows three mice socializing in a bar while drinking several bottles of wine

A tough week! This taxidermy scene shows three mice socializing in a bar while drinking several bottles of wine

A tough week! This taxidermy scene shows three mice socializing in a bar while drinking several bottles of wine

Taxidermy Goes Wild !: Rob Colson’s funkiest, freakiest (and downright creepiest) beastly scenes, £ 9.99, is published by Cassell, www.octopusbooks.co.uk

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