Taxidermy as it functions today mostly falls into the hobbyist realm, and very few professionals out there make a living with this bizarre art form. Back in its heyday, however, experimentalists went wild and let their imaginations run free.
They liked to take things a step further, and they created some seriously weird stuff in the process. Just take this dancing fox, for example. It looks just as crazy as it sounds.
Talk about nightmare fuel.
(source: Eccentric Antiquities)
Everything about this video is creeping me out. I respect taxidermists, but I think the person responsible for this thing went a little too far.