The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

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In case you were worried you'd ever get a good night's sleep again, here are some stuffed animals that go way beyond wrong.

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The Lion of King Frederick I of Sweden

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In 1731 the Swedish king received a lion as a gift from the Bey of Algiers, and sent it to a taxidermist who had never seen a living lion. The poor man had just the pelt and the bones to work from.

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(Photo: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum, via Facebook)

The Freak Kitten by Walter Potter

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Sad fox by the British taxonomist Adele Morse

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A Leopard from the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Tours, France

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Sad otter

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There is something wrong with this donkey

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These animals are high or stoned

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A cougar

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Hungry Hyena

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Tanuki or the Japanese Raccoon Dog

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The Vietnamese Zombie Horse

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Kinky bobcat

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The cock-stealing beaver

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Wolves at the Natural History Museum of Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

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An adorable dog from the Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangju, South Korea

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The Cowardly Lion from the Wizard Of Oz

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Hybrids

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Scared Cat

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A happy seal with serious dental problems

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Surprised Owl

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DISCUSSION

rudi_freude
rudi_freude

I-I've never felt more conflicting emotions since I tried to watch my own circumcision.

Also, Stoned Stuffed Fox is the star of his own Photoshop meme:

Never let it be said that Fox and Obama can't get along.