At the Secret Science Club’s 5th Annual Taxidermy Contest on Wednesday night, contestants marched their stuffed friends at the stage at the Bell House to a packed room. To give the contest some context, two lectures opened the evening, one from Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy, and Mike Zohn, host of Oddities, a new show on the Discovery Channel.
Some entries were disqualified because of legal issues. One contestant brought in a puffin from Iceland. He wrote on his customs form that it was a toy bird.
Most Twisted: Emmy Mikelson’s “Five-Headed Zombie Hare.”
Best Bones: Takeshi Yamada (accompanied by Seara the Sea Rabbit) and his alien skulls
Best in Show: Beth Beverly’s princess rat terrier and fancy hen.