Squashed splendor: Nature center finds new ways to recycle
|CNN's intrepid Jeanne Moos ferrets out the details
July 27, 1999
Web posted at: 3:19 p.m. EDT (1919 GMT)
MYSTIC, Connecticut (CNN) -- At the Denison Pequotsepos
Nature Center, the opossums don't play dead, they are dead.
Along with squirrels, skunks, hawks, owls and other animals
flattened on the freeway, they help make up the center's
impressive road kill collection.
The menagerie is kept on ice, stored in a refrigerator until being transformed into display specimens by a taxidermist who really knows how to sink his teeth into his work.
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