Taxidermist recreates Michigan-Michigan State rivalry with chipmunks

Thursday July 30th, 2015

A Lansing, Mich., taxidermist is combining his love of dead animals and college football in a new piece that recreates the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry using chipmunks.

Nick Saade told the Lansing State Journal that each chipmunk in the work requires five to six hours of work to prepare, but assures potential buyers that he does not kill the animals himself, but acquires them from “road kill, trapped nuisance animals and leftover parts from hunting and fishing trophies.”

The scene shows the chipmunk Spartans about to score a game-winning touchdown over their rivals from Ann Arbor.

The piece has a full roster of 22 chipmunk players, and will eventually go up for sale with a price tag of $1,500. 

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