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'King of the Beetles'

Ken Hansen puts thousands of flesh-eating beetles to work cleaning hunting trophies

These skulls, each with a hunter’s tag, have been prepared for “Euoropean mounts,” a taxidermy method of mounting a trophy which displays just the prepared skull of the animal.

Photo by Mark Gibson
These skulls, each with a hunter’s tag, have been prepared for “Euoropean mounts,” a taxidermy method of mounting a trophy which displays just the prepared skull of the animal.



The idea of beetles stripping flesh from bones sounds like the plot of a horror movie but, in the case of a Lyle business, it is how beautiful pieces of art are created...

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