Monday, August 6, 2012

The most bizarre thing you'll ever see!

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 dress convention.

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.

It has sparked horror with animal welfare groups but teachers defended the contest as 'lots of fun' which helped raise more than £4,000 for the school.

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.'

While brush-tailed possums are protected in their native Australia, the species is a pest in New Zealand. Hunting and killing them has become something of a national sport.



curator said...

Just, whoa. It's so Victorian!

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