Whimsical taxidermy catches on in Baltimore

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By Julie Scharper (The Baltimore Sun, 2/19/2014)

This is not your dad’s stuffed deer head.

After decades of being relegated to man caves and hunting lodges, taxidermy is hip.

Three shows delve into the of preserving , and its practitioners, who are, as you might imagine, a quirky lot. There are national taxidermy competitions and conferences and even a Brooklyn museum devoted to the art.

At Bazaar, a Hampden curiosity shop that opened last year, taxidermied ducklings that died soon after pecking through their shells, jars with preserved fox and coyote heads and even a rare albino raccoon are on display. The shop can’t keep up with the demand for the taxidermy workshops it started hosting last month.

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Bazaar co-owner Greg Hatem shows examples of different styles of taxidermy in his store. (Stephen Pimpo/BaltSun Video)

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