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Rachel's camp is known for it's leather-clad tattooed roadwarrior looking residents. Hardcore Bay area artists and degenerates. What better place to skin a badger? Passersby stopped and offered advice and assistance, helping pull and cut on the skin. One was a veternarian. Another was a taxidermist who had skinned badgers before. He said he'd put badger fat on his boots and they never leaked again. He suggested tanning the hide with battery acid. We skinned the badger's anus and started on the legs, but before we got any further various zombie goths, steampunk vampires, and hippies came out from the camp and begged us to do our thing somewhere else. They said, "This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen at Burningman" and "We're vegetarians".

Speaking of anus, badgers are really clean animals. I couldn't believe it. We'd run right over this guy, and his butthole didn't smell at all!! We invited all and sundry to smell it, and sure enough, all agreed there was no smell!! Each time I failed to smell it I'd say something like "If I ever get run over and some badger eats me, he's going to have to put up with my stinky butthole."

People would look at the animal and say "that smells", and we'd say, "really? what smell?" and then they'd pay attention and say "oh, you're right! It doesn't smell!"
blhack3 years ago
>They said, "This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen at Burningman" and "We're vegetarians".

I laughed out loud. I've heard that vegetarianism is no longer valid on the playa, and even the most hard core vegans will eat bacon.
Vynash4 years ago
Why is he in his undies?
vshourt Vynash4 years ago
Because it's Burning Man!
Vynash vshourt4 years ago
Haha, it just gives me laughter everytime I see it! :)
~Aeronous~5 years ago
ex_mo5 years ago
 Haha.  Star is wearing a Birth Advocate t-shirt from my doula days!  Glad it came in handy :)  I'm sure my co-doula, Gia Schultz, who designed it, would be proud to hear it was featured in a Burning-Man-badger-skinning.