June 18, 2018
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Mobile Taxidermy Class

Jon Grant and Sarah McEwen of Nokomis Regional High School unload a stuffed moose, prepared by the school’s taxidermy class, at a nearby middle school for display. Teacher Howard Whitten obtained a grant from the Oak Grove School Foundation for $2,500 that allowed for the purchase of the trailer, which will be used to move Nokomis’ million-dollar col-lection of specimens donated by the Smithsonian Institution. The animals, ranging from grizzly bears to African lions, are displayed all over the state, including Unity College, the University of Maine, the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and the Children’s Museum in Portland. “Previously we hauled the animals around in my pickup truck, covered with plastic, hoping for good weather,” Whitten said. The custom-made trailer was crafted by Alcom Inc. of Waterville and Trailside Performance of Winslow.

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