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Walter Potter's "Monkey Riding a Goat", c.1870s. The monkey was acquired after he robbed a fruit stand in Shoreham, and was doused with a bucket of cold water. The shock killed him.The goat, on the other hand, was extremely aggressive, and was “put to an end”

Monkey Riding a Goat (with Spot in foreground, cir. just one of the many examples of the curious works of Walter Potter an English Taxidermist known for his anthropomorphic dioramas.

Chinese Fleeceflower Root Taking Human Form  Stunned farmer Zheng Dexun dug up a crop of fleeceflower, or Chinese knotweed, and found one shaped like a person, in Langzhong, China. The eerie-looking plant, measuring 62 centimetres tall, has clearly defined arms, legs, and head.

Shall we just veg out for a while, darling?

These are the tuber roots of Fleeceflower. And this isn't an anomaly - most of their roots look like this. Now we know where "mandrake roots" came from!

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The Insane Victorian Taxidermy Of Walter Potter

The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

COVERT SCIENCE-Eight beachcombers found a monstrous carcass washed ashore near Palermo, Italy, July 2,1989. “It was at least 100ft long, snake-like, & had a huge head & a wide mouth full of vicious, needle-like teeth.” Excitement turned sour when “military types showed up, confiscated our cameras & made us leave.” Later, no trace of it could be found, & nothing appeared in the media. This pic is the only apparent survivor. "Passing Strange-1910-2013"

Unidentified creature found on beach. This strange unknown sea monster washed ashore on an unknown beach. What is this strange animal? This picture was sent .

The Death and Burial of Cock Robin by Walter Potter - http://www.cultofweird.com/books/walter-potter-taxidermy/

Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

zerode-: “ Victorian stuffed animals created by taxidermist Walter Potter at Potter’s Museum of Curiosity in Bolventor, Cornwall ”

Original Needle Felted School Bunny after Walter Potter

Original Needle Felted School Bunny after Walter Potter

Walter Potter's taxidermy Canary

Desperately Seeking Walter

Walter Potter's taxidermy Canary

Probably real life mermaids?

Probably real life mermaids

The Ningen, a Japanese Cryptid, is a very large animal allegedly sighted by Japanese fishers. The name Ningen literally means “human”. The creature not only has a face, but arms and hands as well. Could this possibly be creepier? THE CORRECT ANSWER IS NO.

Walter Potter, 19th century taxidermist. This is grotesque but still interesting to me. Something the Bloggess might enjoy.

A creepy taxidermy display called "The Rabbits' Village School" by Walter Potter Más

Squirrels who smoke cigars, squabble and get up to mischief are among the many, some might say macabre, delights of Walter Potter’s world

Squirrels who smoke cigars, squabble and get up to mischief are among the many, some might say macabre, delights of Walter Potter’s world

"It's just... he didn't seem like that before he betrayed me..."

I would have to change my pants if I opened the door and saw this looking at me. This would be great for a Halloween prank

COVERT SCIENCE- In 2011 this pic was posted online anonymously from Trent, NJ. The posting ran thus: “My BF was taking pics of me when there was a commotion next door & this thing scrambled over the fence & halted, 3ft from him.  It was horrible—it had big, bugged-out red eyes, a huge jaw & nasty, yellow lower tusks. It turned & he finally unfroze & snapped a picture before it disappeared.  I wish he’d gotten its face! We’d ever seen anything like it.”  Has anyone? "Current…

"What the hell is this animal it was spotted in New Jersey" This wasn't even in New Jersey but in the Oklahoma wildlife conservation. Not a jersey devil just a hairless squirrel. Look for the other pic I pin of the front of this guy, then you can see it.

Fishing in Hawk’s Lake near Clarkson, Minnesota in 1971, Jim Hughes, 16, landed what he thought was a ‘really big, ugly fish.’ He dropped it after unhooking it when it said, ‘Hurts! Hurts!’ in a clear, deep voice. It then slid back into the lake. Pic taken by his brother, Bill Hughes, 19, who said he heard it too. Both claimed it had ‘man-like hands with fingers—and blue eyes.’ It scared the 'holy crap’ out of them.

Fishing in Hawk’s Lake near Clarkson, Minnesota in Jim Hughes, landed…

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