Happy Halloween — Attack of the Taxiderpy!

pangolin

Sometimes, it really isn’t your fault. You start off looking fabulous, but then time takes its inexorable toll.  Rust never sleeps and you seriously need a nose job.  Pangolin (Manis spp.) Image credit: Yale Peabody Museum / Curious Sengi.

didelphis

Other times, the best intentions of your preparator just goes a bit awry. . . .  Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana).  Image credit: Yale Peabody Museum / Curious Sengi.

colugo

Then there are instances of– HOLY CRAP WHAT HAPPENED HERE?!?  Malayan or Sunda Colugo (Cynocephalus variegatus).  Image credit: Yale Peabody Museum / Curious Sengi.

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