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Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hello, and welcome to Weird City Taxidermy! My name is Rachel and I'm a taxidermist in Austin, Texas, also known affectionately as The Weird City, hence the name Weird City Taxidermy! I've been practicing taxidermy since 2010 and I strive with every opportunity I'm given to continually grow and perfect my skills as a wildlife artist.

Weird City Taxidermy's tagline is "Real and imagined", meaning that while I primarily re-create animals in their natural form (real), I also welcome the chance to practice a little novelty/rogue taxidermy (imagined). Thanks for stopping by!

***As of February 2019 I am no longer active at DeviantArt or Tumblr and only check in here periodically. If you have a taxidermy related inquiry, please contact me by e-mail, through the contact form on my website, at my Facebook business page, or on Instagram. All relevant links are below.***


Hey everyone! First and foremost I wanted to drop by real quick and say... I'm still around! Just too wrapped up in working on things to take the time to show off the things I'm working on. lol! As a result my taxidermy social media accounts have all been woefully neglected.

I have continued taking photos of nearly every finished piece before it leaves the shop, and those photos are currently sitting on my camera and/or computer waiting to be sifted through and posted when I can find the time and motivation. You all can expect those to show up here (as well as on Tumblr and Facebook) um... eventually? Hopefully in the near future. Maybe as my workload begins to slow down in the next few months or so. Will try to remember to use Instagram every once in a while too. It's become a lot to keep up with.

That said, I was featured recently in an article about taxidermy! Had a fun chat about the business and taxidermy in general up at the shop last weekend with a writer from The Austinot, a blog highlighting local businesses, entertainment, culture, etc in Austin, TX. You can read the article by clicking on the image below!

I was also included quite some time ago in a photo project by photographer Liz Moskowitz about the taxidermy community in Texas. Also featured were tanners, makers of glass eyes and mannikins, hydro dippers, butchers, woodworkers, and other taxidermists. You can see the photos and their captions at this link.

Like the title of this post says... just a little publicity! :) Hope all of you are well. I'll try to be more active again here-- and everywhere else-- soon.


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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, are you still active? i have a softmount inquiry
WeirdCityTaxidermy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello! Sorry for the late reply, no, I'm not very active here anymore. There are many ways to get ahold of me these days, but sadly, DA is not currently one of them. Please contact me by e-mail (, through the contact form on my website (, on Instagram (weirdcitytaxidermy), or at my Facebook business page if you have a taxidermy-related inquiry. Thanks!
xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks
LaPetiteMortaxidermy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  New Deviant
She is, go to her website.
call the shop or drop her an email. 

Thats how I got in touch with her. 
ShiranuiKurai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
hey there!!  I sent you a message on facebook.  :D  Wasn't sure where you'd see a message first, on here or over there!  ;)
Chickie456 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
EthanRedOtter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student Writer
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Happy birthday!!!Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D  
The-Darkwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Happy Birthday! :cake:
ShiranuiKurai Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
heya!  did you receive my note?  :)
WeirdCityTaxidermy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! Replied just now.
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