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London’s Latest Odd Trend is Mouse Taxidermy?!

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The sales description on this thing avers that taxidermy is the ‘fastest growing trend in London.’ I don’t know if that’s a joke, or something they’re just saying to sell more mouse taxidermy kits, or what, but I’ve decided I’m going to go ahead and not look further into this.

Whatever the case may be, it’s a certainty that you can now buy everything you need to stuff your own mouse in a handy little kit. Everything is included except for the mouse itself, although the kit is helpful enough to point you in the direction of several ethical dead mouse outlets. Everything includes surgical gloves, pliers, galvanized wire, tanning solution, and instructions carefully guiding you through – yes – skinning, preparing, stuffing, and positioning. So if, you really got a kick out of 8th grade biology, congrats – now you can go one step further by actually completely gutting the thing.

The author of the guide is apparently a renowned taxidermist in London, using authentic Victorian-era techniques for that extra cultural punch. And hey, the whole process only takes four hours! Can you think of any better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? You can? Oh. OK, then.

But if you can’t, the Mouse Taxidermy Kit is on Firebox for $50.29, so get on that.