Stuffed animals seem to be über-popular in Mexico, or at least you’d guess that based on their prevalence at markets/stores nationwide. To be clear, by ”stuffed”, I do not mean fuzzy-wuzzy little teddy bears. Rather, I mean no-shit, taxidermied, formerly-alive-but-now-marble-eyed ANIMALS. I have seen a fair number of fake replicas as well, but even those (i.e. a pair of 5-inch-tall fighting roosters) seem to be at least made of real bird feathers.
(This segues into another of my lazy blog posts centered around a photo or two….since I am once again in the throes of studying for final exams & hence either can not or should not spend several hours writing about our super-fun trip to Zacatecas a few weeks back).
That said, one of the things we did discover in Zacatecas was an even wider variety of stuffed animals than we’d previously seen! Act fast, folks, and make your way up north (or perhaps down south?) to Zacatecas for all your mounted emu (I think?) and cow head needs!!