Rogue wild boar taxidermy

This was a very spontaneous taxidermy job and there were lots of shortcuts and unorthodox materials used during the process.

I’d called over a friends house and he had a plan to recreate a wild boar from a skin he had bought recently. He was planning on having it hang behind his stall during historical cookery demonstrations (he makes and sells jerky at lots of medieval and LARP events – check him out at Cowley’s Fine Foods) so it needed to be light, mobile and be able to be exposed to the elements if necessary.

A fairly intact boar skin
A fairly intact boar skin

We needed the finished boar to be light and mobile so used empty plastic bottles to provide bulk with very little weight
We needed the finished boar to be light and mobile so used empty plastic bottles to provide bulk with very little weight
Curator Dave using a leather punch to make stitching the tough hide easier
Curator Dave using a leather punch to make stitching the tough hide easier
The head being stitched back together
The head being stitched back together
Head turned the right way around
Head turned the right way around
A couple of stitches in the stomach to make handling easier
A couple of stitches in the stomach to make handling easier
More stitching
More stitching
Starting to come together nicely
Starting to come together nicely
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Free prostate exam with every taxidermy job
Very easily handled and quite light
Very easily handled and quite light
It will be hung in this position from a tripod behind the jerky stall
It will be hung in this position from a tripod behind the jerky stall

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