Recently I received into my shop a European Wolf that had been mounted as a rug mount. We rarely take in Wolves from Russia. This is only the fifth European Wolf that has came to my shop in the past 37 years. This wolf here is a little different. It was already mounted in the Ukraine. The tanning was done very well, but the taxidermist struggled in the mounting process. From what I could see, they are most likely limited to the taxidermy supplies available in Ukraine. I found it very interesting to see the way this wolf mannikin was constructed. They had used the original skull as the base and began modeling foam around it. If this taxidermist had good quality supplies available, I believe he could have put together an outstanding mount. This was not the case, and the client decided that we needed to take it apart and start over. I will walk though the steps taken to remount this European Wolf.
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