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Mountain lion paw by CindarellaPop Mountain lion paw by CindarellaPop
This is a real, tanned mountain lion paw with all of its claws. It was a rear paw, and although the claws are intact the large footpad has a tear. The carabiner clip is attached via a leather finding, which was hand painted by me.

You've seen the fox-tail craze, now here's a shot at something a little different, from a critter much bigger with much scarier teeth.

It's for sale here: [link]

NOTE: I will not ship cougar parts internationally, nor will I ship them to California. No exceptions.

I am always willing to trade for items of similar value.
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Seven-of-Jacks Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very nicely-preserved paw. I don't know much about taxidermy, honestly, but it is certainly very nice.

Looks a bit deflected, though. Perhaps you could stuff them with cotton stuffing? Might make it a bit more realistic looking.
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CindarellaPop Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I had considered it, but there's not enough leather left to sew it up. It's missing a big chunk from the back, sewing it would give it a really odd shape.
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Seven-of-Jacks Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. So you couldn't stuff it even if you had the leather, eh?
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CindarellaPop Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If I had the leather, maybe, but any attempt to fix the underside would probably have wrecked it further.
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Seven-of-Jacks Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most likely. Gaping holes are typically only fixable with patches, but grafting fur is harder than grafting cloth.
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bkatt500 Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed a little when I saw this since in April, California authorities were looking for a sick fiend who had *oh no* cut off the paws of a road-killed mountain lion.
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CindarellaPop Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:lol: THE SCOUNDRELS!

This one I think came from Idaho? I'd have to look it up again.
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bkatt500 Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What added to the dumbness was the vast amounts of people who were screaming for bloody disproportionate justice on the unknown person. :lol:
It's apparently just a random California thing for posession of cougar parts to be illegal. :shrug:
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CindarellaPop Jul 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cougars, while not endangered, are considered a "specially protected mammal" in California in hopes that their range there can be preserved. Given the less than stellar track record we've got for preserving large predators in the lower 48 I don't exactly blame them but it sucks that I can't send so much of my shit there.

And really, people say that kind of dumbass shit over any small crime they see. How many times have I wished unfortunate death on someone who cut me off in traffic? Five times in a fifteen minute drive?
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