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Lions, Tigers, and Squirrels Oh My! Taxidermy Contest

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It seems you can hardly go out for a drink these days without stumbling upon a Moose head or some other stuffed creature staring back at you with those lifeless eyes. New Yorkers love to cultivate eccentric hobbies, so I guess it should come as no surprise that Taxidermy is all the rage these days. Sure we all love to oh and ah when we poke our heads into Evolution, but there are those who turn these formaldehyde-fueled craft into a full-on sport with the 4th Annual Taxidermy Contest.

Brought to you by the good people at Secret Science Club, this critter fest is going down at the Bell House and includes a panel of expert judges, a talk by Melissa Milgrom, author of “Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy”, and plenty of biological oddities to whet your whistle. I’m sure last year’s, two headed chick winner will be tame compared to this year’s contenders.

Secret Science Club 4th Annual Taxidermy Contest
Sunday, November 15
The Bell House
149 7th St, between 2nd & 3rd Ave [Gowanus]

Photo courtesy of Neatorama

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Laura S, left the "sixth borough" three years ago to settle in Brooklyn. After working at some daily rags, she now does writing on the side but still eats more Ramen then necessary. When she's not moving residences every 6 months, eating her way through every neighborhood, and trying every microbrew known to man, she is unsuccessfully rediscovering home economics. With her binging days behind her, she's now exploring new projects and rediscovering the city that she loves (although is still prone to sliding on her knees during a Prince karaoke set).