Bobcat Skulls

Yes, I know. I’m all over. What’s going on in my life and head admittedly veers all over the place. Here’s part of my animal skull collection (on top of the filing cabinet behind me), notable for the two (roadkill) bobcat skulls front center. I’ve finally learned how to render animal skulls, and these two came out nicely. After defleshing, I use janitorial strength ammonia for 4-5 days, then 35% hydrogen peroxide (not for faint hearted) for about a week. That’s a beaver skull in the background, with one of the long teeth laying in front of it; it slides into the jawbone; found by a lake on Denman Island, BC. Bird skulls on right ((mostly doves), they’re light as a feather. Wolf teeth on left (from remote spot 50 miles north of Tofino BC). Rat skull in center. Design!

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:

14 Responses to Bobcat Skulls

  1. Greetings Loyd…

    I follow your blog and just purchased your recent book. All great stuff…!

    Anyway, my partner and I hear there are some hot springs in northern California, and we are looking for a recommendation. She prefers clothing optional. You seem like someone who's well versed in the alternative California scene. Could you possibly offer a recommendation or two?

    Sorry to use your comments as an avenue for contacting you, but I couldn't find any other way on your website.



  2. My husband use to do taxidermy…cannot tell you how many of these,we have done…from deer to a Texas longhorn!
    Along this line, I have something neat he did that you might find interesting…I am just getting my blot running again do I will try to post it by morning…

  3. Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog to check Trappers' art out….that creepy eye in the skull? He took the other one to our sons wedding in December and popped it in his eye like a monocle when it came time for the "I Do's"!! The bridesmaid were in stitches but the bride knew better than to glance our way!
    At least we didn't kidnap the groom 😉

  4. Thank you For the info~ I have been trying to find a good way to do this at home~ additional Q~ How do you remove the brain? Or is this too part for the peroxide? Thank you again, Great Info!

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