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Old 08-30-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
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Here is a dead selfie pic right after I shot it. The cat fell in water so keep that in mind.




This is the pic the taxidermist just sent me. It's still in the drying stage, but I don't think much will change from now to the finished mount. What do y'all think?




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Old 08-30-2016, 10:16 AM   #2
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #3
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:18 AM   #4
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Yikes.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:19 AM   #5
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looks like you just woke him up in the bottom pic - like he's about to yawn and stretch.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:21 AM   #6
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ABBM.......sorry! But you look amazing in the selfie.

Another Bad Bobcat Mount!

Just maybe we aren't supposed to harvest Bobcats for some reason!

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:21 AM   #7
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Im not real sure.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:22 AM   #8
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Yikes, looks like he about to attack a ball of yarn.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:22 AM   #9
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you're joking right ?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:23 AM   #10
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looks like chance love work?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 AM   #11
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That's not your cat. The cat in the second pic is a stuffed animal from the carnival. I threw my arm out trying to win one of those.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 AM   #12
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I can post a pic of a bob if you would like......
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 AM   #13
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I'm speechless!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:25 AM   #14
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looks like chance love work?
This! Top notch!

lol
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #15
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he need to back brush it or blow it with air to fluff the hair on the body...Not sure about the face tho. Ears are miss shaped and spread a little too far apart.

I'm going to round pupils on my mounts because they don't look as cross-eyed as the slanted.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:26 AM   #16
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I was a little jealous of your kill until I saw your mount, now I sort of feel sorry for you
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:27 AM   #17
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No comment, momma always said if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:28 AM   #18
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I think he tried his best.....and it was not quite good enough
But, I have seen very few realistic cat mounts
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:28 AM   #19
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Wouldn't catch me paying for that...I would tell him to keep it
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:28 AM   #20
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i wouldn't be paying for that. Must have got him wet and drove down the highway with his head out the window
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:29 AM   #21
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I would be a little nervous too...
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:30 AM   #22
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:31 AM   #23
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it doesnt look right at all.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:34 AM   #24
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uh no.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:35 AM   #25
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Haha!


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Old 08-30-2016, 10:39 AM   #26
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No joke here. Well except the one that's on me

I guess I could use it for an archery target. I'm still holding out hope the finished product will look MUCH better! It doesn't even look like the same cat to me.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:40 AM   #27
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Lol
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:40 AM   #28
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oh crap!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:40 AM   #29
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Grrrrr!!!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:41 AM   #30
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What was the price ?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:42 AM   #31
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Nothing in the drying process is going to fix some of these issues. As noted above, back blowing with compressed air will help fluff it, but it isn't going to fix "the look".
Sorry bud
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:43 AM   #32
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:43 AM   #33
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Yea, that's a bad one.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:43 AM   #34
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:45 AM   #35
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No joke here. Well except the one that's on me

I guess I could use it for an archery target. I'm still holding out hope the finished product will look MUCH better! It doesn't even look like the same cat to me.
I'm guessing a local guy working out of his garage that offers great prices????


Just kidding man. I've got back a couple mounts (including my first buck) that were laughable.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #36
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That one leaves something to be desired for sure
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #37
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Yep... you should be as nervous as a cat on a wood burning stove!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #38
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Who did that? Looks pretty bad man. Sorry....
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #39
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Man that's rough how do you politely tell a taxi that looks terrible I'm not paying for that? I've never had to thankfully!! And I guess it's a one time deal
On the hide As well man
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:48 AM   #40
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What was the price ?
I'm embarrassed to say cuz I know the green screen beating I'm going to take. I know you get what you pay for

This taxi is a relative of a friend of mine so I gave him a shot. I sent him a deer that my daughter killed and it looked great. I know cats are hard to make lifelike. I've seen worse that this one. I'm still dissapointed no matter the cost. That being said I paid $400. That should have been my first clue I know.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:50 AM   #41
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My opinion is that I love those old wood-burning stoves, it looks really nice.

That...thing...on top of the stove, I have no idea. Possum on crack?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:50 AM   #42
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Cats are very hard to do and I rarely see them done well. But I think it is fair to ask him to redo it.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:51 AM   #43
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Man that's rough how do you politely tell a taxi that looks terrible I'm not paying for that? I've never had to thankfully!! And I guess it's a one time deal
On the hide As well man


I will pay him just because he did the work. Lesson learned. I just gotta laugh and move on. Thanks for all the responses! Chew you're the best


Is it really that hard to make them not look so surprised?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:52 AM   #44
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Can't knock you for saving some money. That being said cats are so hard to do, very rarely do you see a good one and when you do you will probably be paying big $ and waiting a while to get it. $400 lesson learned. I want a bobcat mount but will be doing some serious homework on finding the best cat taxi I can afford. Same goes with waterfowl and fish.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:53 AM   #45
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Prayers sent.

You could always take the hide off and just keep it as a rug.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:53 AM   #46
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #47
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I will pay him just because he did the work. Lesson learned. I just gotta laugh and move on. Thanks for all the responses! Chew you're the best


Is it really that hard to make them not look so surprised?

If its still wet I would politely ask him about it... It can still be changed a little. Once it drys its pretty much done.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #48
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That mount will look great hanging in the closet.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:56 AM   #49
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I would find several pics of nice cat mounts and show them to him. That one has elvis sideburns.

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Old 08-30-2016, 10:58 AM   #50
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Tough break, Ive passed on fat Tom at my place because Im scared about dropping the kind of coin a cat requires and ending up upset at the final product. I think I need to do my research of where I would take him first and then have a conversation with the person about resolution should it turn out bad.
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