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News on the taxidermy front: Cheap mounting jobs come at a price

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Taxidermy historian John Janelli in his bedroom with his dog and a few tropies. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Taxidermy historian John Janelli in his Union City, N.J. living room among his collection of antique mounts and mounts he crafted himself. (Amanda Rivkin/CNS)

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Master taxidermist Greg Crain's client requested that the missing fourth paw of this award winning black bear mount be concealed. He found a way around the problem and acquired freeze-dried bees for decoration from an exterminator-friend. (Jackie Bartels/Courtesy of Greg Crain/CNS)

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Budget taxidermists lacking the skill have flooded the taxidermy market, and the pros are a little upset.


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