|I love to mount squirrels ... lots of squirrels! They are definately my specialty.
I mainly mount grey squirrels, which I shoot locally with my air rifle. I also mount fox squirrels, black squirrels, and red squirrels, which I buy from other hunters, usually in Michigan (Michigan is known for good quality, thick-furred squirrels).
Most of my squirrel mounts are sold on Ebay. I try to have a new one for sale every week.
I now offer a wholesale squirrel service for taxidermists. If you don't want to mess with mounting these little critters, send me an email -- I'll do them for you!
If you're a squirrel hunter, or just a taxidermy collector, who would like to have a squirrel mounted, let me know! I can supply the squirrel, or you can ship your own squirrel to me.
Here is a gallery of some of my favorite mounts (click the small pictures to view them larger)
|Sleeping red squirrel
|This piece, titled "Golden Slumbers", depicts a little red squirrel sleeping on the forest floor. It is the definately the best squirrel I've ever mounted. I worked countless hours on it, because it was a competition piece. I meticulously wrapped the body, legs, and tail out of cotton and string, and used the actual skull in the head.
The piece won a high third place ribbon (score 78) in the professional division, at the 2002 National Taxidermy competition in Columbia, MO. At the 2002 North Carolina taxidermy competition in Salisbury, NC it won a first place ribbon (score 96) and "Best of Show" ribbon in the amateur division, as well the NC Trappers Association award for the "Best Furbearer".
|Young grey squirrel|
|This little squirrel was so cute, I hated to sell him! He measured just seven inches long, and still had that baby fur. Sold on Ebay 12/21|
|This colorful fox squirrel was a monster compared to the grey squirrels I was used to! He had a hanger on the back on him so that you could hang him anywhere. Sold on Ebay 12/20|
|One of my favorite squirrel mounts so far! Typical grey squirrel, except for he has all-white paws! He also has white whiskers, and unusual tan coloring on his tail and hindquarters. This is something that I'd never seen before! Sold on Ebay 12/29|
|Other squirrel mounts I've done...|
Climbing grey squirrel
|Climbing grey squirrel
|Sitting grey squirrel|
|My first squirrel
The one that started it all...
|This baby squirrel was the very first squirrel that I ever mounted. It looks pretty pathetic compared to my work now, but I guess I did pretty good for a first try, considering that I wrapped my own body form for it. (I never wrap bodies for my commercial squirrel mounts any more, though!)|