Taxidermied Squirrel Boxers


When the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. decided to relocate its Akron headquarters last fall, it fell to Cleveland-based auctioneer Rachel Davis to sell all the decor the company didn’t want to move.

Tucked in a closet were four pairs of red squirrels in four separate glass boxes. Each squirrel had been prepared by a taxidermist to look as if it were boxing. The tails had been removed and the squirrels were dressed in breeches and little gloves.

Taken together, they told the story of a boxing match, from the pre-bout handshake to the knockout.


The squirrel-boxes auctioned for a grand total of $70,000.

Squirrel art by dead guy Edward Hart, an English taxidermist.
Photos via Courtesy Rachel Davis Fine Arts.
Via Washington Post.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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