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The tumblr of Shadyufo. Here you will find dead stuff, art, and dead stuff AS art!
Just listed these absurdly cool Mosasaur teeth in my shop!

Just listed these absurdly cool Mosasaur teeth in my shop!

Remember that pretty grey rat snake I found in a shed back in the summer? He was kind enough to leave me his skin in the same shed after he was done with it. 

Complete from the tip of the tail to the end of his nose. Super neat!

I swear there is some weird wave length that I pick up on at the creek. I was strolling around down there today and started thinking how odd it was, with all of the different kinds of turtles I’ve seen down there over the years, that I’ve never found a turtle shell. So I started thinking how cool it would be to find a big snapper or slider shell.

Not ten minutes later I stumbled upon something even cooler!

This little spiny softshell turtle shell was in about four feet of water at the base of a big tree. It was surrounded by super deep mud so it was a little tricky to get to but I finally fished it out. Such an awesome specimen! I’ll get it cleaned up and post some better pictures soon.

A couple of guys I know were at a wildlife sanctuary recently for a presentation one of them was giving and they found this beauty on display there. It’s a humongous alligator snapping turtle skull (between a grown man’s feet there). My friend said he thought about walking out with it for me but decided they might not invite him back if he did that, haha.
SO on my skull wish list!

A couple of guys I know were at a wildlife sanctuary recently for a presentation one of them was giving and they found this beauty on display there. It’s a humongous alligator snapping turtle skull (between a grown man’s feet there). My friend said he thought about walking out with it for me but decided they might not invite him back if he did that, haha.

SO on my skull wish list!

Pulled into my driveway just in time to catch this handsome fellow crawling across it. I decided to chauffeur him on his way across the road so no one would hit him. 

A girl came around the bend in the road right in front of my house just as he was rearing up with his mouth open at me. Bet that was quite a sight! She pulled over and jumped out of her car to take some pics before wishing me luck and driving off. I finally managed to get him across the road safely after that. 

Gorgeous little Queen snake I caught yesterday. Check out that tongue!
My nieces thought it was pretty awesome and I’m inclined to agree with them. :) 

Gorgeous little Queen snake I caught yesterday. Check out that tongue!

My nieces thought it was pretty awesome and I’m inclined to agree with them. :) 

While picking blackberries the other day I happened to spy some competition! That cute little dude’s face was completely stained purple from all the berries he’d been munching on. So after taking his picture I set him down with a pile of berries right in front of him as an apology for disturbing him. 

Then I stepped back and nearly stepped on the second turtle! So I did the same with him. Took a picture and then left him with his own pile of berries to eat.