This taxidermy Wildcat (nicknamed ‘Scary Cat’) has become an icon of the Bell Pettigrew museum due to the scary facial expression it has been left with. It is a part of our large natural history collection, which has been used since the Edwardian period in university teaching. More recently pictures of Scary Cat can be found circulating the web under the tag of ‘Bad Taxidermy’, and on much of our promotional material for the Bell Pettigrew.


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