Hamilton, ON artist, Ankixa Risk, enjoys skinning rats. She started practising taxidermy about a decade ago. She presents the dead rodents in a variety of cunning poses like riding a bike, spray painting a wall or talking on the phone. She gets her subjects from reptile supply stores and after she or a student skins them, the meat from the animal is sent to reptile zoos to be served as dinner. If you're so inclined she will teach you how to turn a rat into a forever friend art project.
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