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Mongoose Pelt by NaturePunk Mongoose Pelt by NaturePunk
A friend of mine lives on an island where these mongooses are a non-native invasive species. They eat the eggs and young of native animals - some of which are critically endangered. Though the island has a cull program in place, not much is done with the pelts of the mongooses killed, so my friend has experimented with crude tanning methods to help preserve them.

This pelt has been SOLD, but I do have another which is tanned a little better than this, and I'm on the fence about selling it because it's actually kind of cool. If I did offer it for sale, how many people would be interested if the asking price were in the $40.00 range?
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D34D-newacct Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I live in Hawai'i, I can trap those guys for ya and send them to you if you'd like!

I'd be able to skin them or L/s and whatnot...I've been in taxidermy for a while now.
(i'm also the one trying to buy your blind deer on etsy<3)
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NaturePunk Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be great! I'd love to mount a mongoose and support the eradication of a pest species. I can also give you a discount of the headdress in exchange for a few pelts if you'd like. :)
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D34D-newacct Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that'd be amazing!
I need to get a hold of my friend now, she has a farm on the other side of the island, with many cages to trap them in. I could put them around her chicken coop and snag a few.
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NaturePunk Jun 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds good!
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D34D-newacct Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
have you happened to check you email?
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NaturePunk Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Will do that now! I've not had access to stable internet since I haven't been able to set it up in the new condo. I've been staying at my boyfriend's place to accommodate.
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fenrirschild May 16, 2012  Professional Artist
I might be interested ^^
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charcharwolf2 May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
petty :)
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I'd perhaps be interested in a $40-ish pelt. When are you thinking of posting it for sale if you do decide to sell it?
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bear48 May 16, 2012  Professional
nice job
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