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Captured on video: a duck-footed mouse, created through the wonders of taxidermy. This is an advanced project; see mouse taxidermy for the basics an...
Find yourself some fresh duck feet. If you or your friends hunt or raise ducks, you're all set. Otherwise you could visit your local asian grocery...
Clean and prepare a mouse skin as described in the basic mouse taxidermy Instructable. We'll be processing the forelegs as normal, but don't bother c...
Grab your wire cutters or a pair of snips, and trim off the upper part of the duck leg just below the knee. My mouse's legs were too skinny to possib...
Pull the mouse leg out through the body cavity, peeling back the skin down to the ankle, then pop it back right-side out. Cut the mouse's hind legs o...
Apply a ring of superglue around the top of the legs just below the cut. Think of this as a superglue garter belt. Next pull the skin up like a sock...
Wire up the mouse forelimbs and insert the voodoo-doll form as described in basic mouse taxidermy. Wire on the tail as normal, but wait on the hind fe...
Bird bones are hollow, a fact we're about to use to our advantage. Wiggle the legs around so the cut ends of the duck legs are sticking up and access...
After the glue is dry, carefully hold the legs in the desired position and twist the wires together behind the mouse's back. If you used superglue be...
Stitch the mouse pelt closed as described in basic mouse taxidermy.
Go back and do some touch-up work. Are the duck feet, tail, and forelegs where you want them? If not, wiggle and position as appropriate. Are the e...
Once your duck mouse is dry, he's ready for permanent display. Find him a nice safe spot to sit out of the reach of pets or orally-fixated young chil...
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