Happy holidays!

Edit: I have added identifications to each photo in the caption.

The curators at the museum decorate for the holidays by changing around the mounted specimens on display. (These are all pretty old, usually gifted to us – we almost never mount specimens in a lifelike way.) For Thanksgiving, all the specimens on display were edible animals.

For the winter holiday season… quiz! What connects all of the specimens in these pictures?

(And if you’re not into the quiz, here is your holiday/day-before-the-end-of-the-world gift: a video of a sledding crow.)

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Northern Hawk Owl

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