A Montana Artist Creates Awesome Yet Bizarre Squirrel Warriors
This is something I never knew I needed until NOW. Too bad it is a little too late to ask Santa for a "Squirrel Warrior" this year. You see, I have been in the market to add some taxidermy to my house. Mostly because it is the perfect way to "pull a room together." Unfortunately, I am not lucky enough as an outdoorsman to bag a critter worthy of display on the wall. I have been considering having a duck or even a turkey mounted for display. But, then again I have to shoot straighter.
I recently stumbled on a website featuring an artist who takes taxidermy to the next level. A taxidermist who specializes in what he calls "Squirrel Warriors."
According to the Squirrel Warrior website, artist Bob McEachern ask the question
What if squirrels had the ability to gather materials from nature to create their own clothing and weapons? Here’s what we think it would look like!
Talk about really using your imagination. After a brief talk with Bob, he said "I really like to stick to the idea that the squirrels can only use common items they may find in the forest to create clothing and weapons."
Bob has grown up outdoors in Montana. He spent much of his childhood playing in the woods. His imagination and creativity extended into his adult life when he began creating these brilliant, yet bizarre pieces.
These squirrels are immortalized in many different poses. Everything from an archer to a swordsman and even a snowboarding squirrel.
Check out Bob's Squirrel Warrior shop to own a piece of his art.
Montana Squirrel Warriors