Dressed in wedding gowns and bikinis -
their eyes fixed, jaws stiffened and bodies frozen in time - you might
be forgiven for thinking you had stumbled on to a taxidermist fancy
However, these furry corpses formed part of a display at a school in New Zealand which held a bizarre best-dressed dead possum competition as part of a fundraising day.
Children let their imaginations run wild when they dressed the dead animals in all their finery for the contest at Uruti School on New Zealand's North Island.
Principal Pauline Sutton told the Taranaki Daily News: 'There was an amazing crowd and it was lots of fun. Animals aren't the only species who are dressed up after they die. We do it to humans too.'