Road kill fox

People hereabouts often alert me to roadkill animals. Marco and I were out getting firewood today and he told me he’d seen a fox that had been hit and killed last night. We drove over there and I picked up this little beauty. I’ll skin it tonight, stretch it out, tack it down to a piece of plywood, and salt it down. After a week I’ll send it via UPS to a tanner in Pennsylvania. 6-8 weeks later I’ll get a beautiful tanned skin back via UPS.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Road kill fox

  1. Somehow this was posted 4 times. Anyway, Steve asked what I do with the skins. I have them around the house and office, usually on the back of chairs. You could make a hat or jacket. Maybe when I get enough skins I'll ask Lesley to make me a coat.

  2. This is really a bad news. There are animals that endangered, and this event is a threat for their lives. Drivers must be responsible in checking their brakes, and they must choose a car which have good features for avoiding accidents, and have protecting devices for protecting drivers during accident. You know, Dodge Caravan have these features. If you want to buy cars that have safety features, Edmonton is known for selling these cars.

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