Taxidermy is a time honored practice, one that, when done right, can bring the deceased back to life in with striking clarity. But not every finished product is destined for a place in the Museum of Natural History…

In fact, a lot of taxidermy is downright bad. These 21 stuffed creatures are a little funny, a little off-putting, and totally confusing.

1. “Do I hath thomethink in mah teeth?”

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2. This looks like a cat, but it could also be a really big chipmunk.

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3. This looks like that face your grandmother gives you when you swear in front of her.

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4. When you’re waiting for your joke to land…

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5. “What’s that, Mr. Branch?”

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6. “Hai.”

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7. “My wooooooord!”

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8. Sure, why not?

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9. This “cat” will stare straight into your soul.

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10. Have you met Tammy? She is quite unique.

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11. This is just sad.

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12. Sure, this is what a bear looks like.

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13. Someone just came from the doctor.

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14. Trying to look good in pictures like…

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15. Someone has been working out!

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16. “That’s nice, dear!”

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17. What’s this even supposed to be?

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18. She’s beauty. She’s grace.

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19. “I’ve had a bad week, okay, Tammy?!”

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20. Nailed it.

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21. When you try to pass taxidermy school, but you didn’t study for the test.

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Taxidermy is still just as strange as we thought, but these give us a new appreciation for when it’s done well. Clearly, it isn’t so easy!

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