23 Taxidermy Animals Who Don't Let Death Get Them Down

Carpe diem, everyone.

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3. This dapper little chap, who is carrying a duckling slung under his arm like a purse as though he has somewhere to go.

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All dressed up and nowhere to go because he's glued to a wooden oval.

5. These critters who know it's important to play cards and shoot pool because life's too short.

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There is certainly no time like the present to open up your chest cavity to show your true colors; be your most authentic selves, squirrels.

12. These chipmunks, who just want to leave their old lives behind and join the rodeo.

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The plastic dinosaurs are cute, little friends, but real dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago. I know this may be painful, but it is better to know the truth.

15. This squirrel, who could honestly keep dancing with Barbie forever.

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Asking her to save the last dance was a canny move; it's always good to have plans for how your night ends.

In conclusion: I'm sorry, animal kingdom.