pair of black dyed ground squirrel feet - prairie dog feet - taxidermy - claw -raw material-approx. 1.5 inches-real feet

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$10.00
+ $4.50 shipping
$10.00
+ $4.50 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Handmade
Made in Hollywood, California

Item details

The price of $10 is for a pair of feet. These are dried and spread, front feet of a North American prairie dog, also known as a ground squirrel, in the genus Cynomys. They are in the rodent family and similar to our arboreal squirrels.

These have been dyed black.

You will not receive the ones pictured, as there are multiple packs offered. They are all almost exactly alike and very similar to the ones pictured. They are all spread and professionally cleaned. They are dried using the same process in taxidermy, which is borax to dry out the pelt. The foot bones are still in and claws still attached. They are pretty uniform in size, ranging from 1.25 to 1.5 inches long and .5 to .75 inch across, from claw to claw.

There is a post for natural ones on this page, as well. They are the same price.

These animals have become over populated in the region of the Dakotas and need their numbers to be in check for the environment. We get them from the government officials who do this job. No part of these animals are wasted, with the bulk of the body used for food, probably for feeding pigs on a farm.

Postage $4.50


FAQs

Natural items, ( ie; bones, teeth, fur, insects ) are always by-products, meaning nothing is EVER killed for the sole purpose of using it in our jewelry and accessories. The majority of the natural components are farmed in third world countries, giving uneducated people the ability to make a living. Just like raising livestock in this country, people raise and breed insects and seahorses, for instance, only to sell them when they die. Both of those examples have a very short adult life naturally, which make them good candidates for that business ( most adult insects live only 1 - 3 months ). When mammals are farmed for their meat, to make extra money and avoid waste, we are sold teeth, bones and claws.

Delicate, hollow glass beads were filled with a slurry of material derived from fish scales and gelatin. This coated the interior face of a hollow bead creating a pearlescent effect. This curious technique was developed by a 17th century French rosary maker. Platelet-like guanine crystals which give fish scales, and the pigment found on these beads, their iridescent appearance, were used to coat the core of the bead in a similar process that he used in the 17th century. Costume jewelry companies from the 1880's to the 1960’s, used glass beads, then coated the surface with an adhesive paste made with iridescent North Atlantic fish scales and oil to make the surface look like a genuine natural pearl. 30 dippings produce these elegant pearls.

The state laws in California are very strict, so must be adhered to and respected. Any wildlife native to this state are protected and therefore may not be used in commerce, UNLESS the items are commercially prepared. This is how Necromance may legally sell animal parts ( such as skunk, raccoon, fox ), even though they are animals that inhabit California. Which is why they are all in the form of parts, as opposed to an entire animal. Example being foxes , which are farmed for their fur. People living in cold areas keep warmest by wearing fur. We get the by-products of this industry.

The image in the shop owners picture is one of many,"Ugly Stickers" from around 1967. You could buy 6 in a pack with bubble gum for a nickle. They all had a kid's name on them,too. This particular one was '"Shelly". Thank goodness, they had girls names, too. They made me what I am today. This particular Ugly Sticker was sold in our vintage paper section in our brick & mortar store in Hollywood, Ca.

There are few people who know more about the rights and wrongs of selling seahorses than I. Let's just say, I learned the hard and very expensive way how the regulations on these sea creatures work. Seahorses are NOT protected. They are only regulated, meaning the United States and other countries that cooperate with C.I.T.E.S. are closely watching the sales and importation of these animals. If seahorses are ever endangered, the selling of them will NOT be permitted, and you will not see them in my store or any where else for sale legally.

Natural items, ( ie; bones, teeth, fur, insects ) are always by-products, meaning nothing is EVER killed for the sole purpose of using it in our jewelry and accessories. The majority of the natural components are farmed in third world countries, giving uneducated people the ability to make a living. Just like raising livestock in this country, people raise and breed insects and seahorses, for instance, only to sell them when they die. Both of those examples have a very short adult life naturally, which make them good candidates for that business ( most adult insects live only 1 - 3 months ). When mammals are farmed for their meat, to make extra money and avoid waste, we are sold teeth, bones and claws.

Delicate, hollow glass beads were filled with a slurry of material derived from fish scales and gelatin. This coated the interior face of a hollow bead creating a pearlescent effect. This curious technique was developed by a 17th century French rosary maker. Platelet-like guanine crystals which give fish scales, and the pigment found on these beads, their iridescent appearance, were used to coat the core of the bead in a similar process that he used in the 17th century. Costume jewelry companies from the 1880's to the 1960’s, used glass beads, then coated the surface with an adhesive paste made with iridescent North Atlantic fish scales and oil to make the surface look like a genuine natural pearl. 30 dippings produce these elegant pearls.

The state laws in California are very strict, so must be adhered to and respected. Any wildlife native to this state are protected and therefore may not be used in commerce, UNLESS the items are commercially prepared. This is how Necromance may legally sell animal parts ( such as skunk, raccoon, fox ), even though they are animals that inhabit California. Which is why they are all in the form of parts, as opposed to an entire animal. Example being foxes , which are farmed for their fur. People living in cold areas keep warmest by wearing fur. We get the by-products of this industry.

The image in the shop owners picture is one of many,"Ugly Stickers" from around 1967. You could buy 6 in a pack with bubble gum for a nickle. They all had a kid's name on them,too. This particular one was '"Shelly". Thank goodness, they had girls names, too. They made me what I am today. This particular Ugly Sticker was sold in our vintage paper section in our brick & mortar store in Hollywood, Ca.

There are few people who know more about the rights and wrongs of selling seahorses than I. Let's just say, I learned the hard and very expensive way how the regulations on these sea creatures work. Seahorses are NOT protected. They are only regulated, meaning the United States and other countries that cooperate with C.I.T.E.S. are closely watching the sales and importation of these animals. If seahorses are ever endangered, the selling of them will NOT be permitted, and you will not see them in my store or any where else for sale legally.


Reviews
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(4)
Amazing! Thank you!!!
May 24, 2018 by myrandawelner
Beautiful, well-packed, everything arrived swiftly!
Dec 20, 2017 by Xylax Xylax
I love these little helping hands. Packed very carefully and arrived super fast. Thank you!!!!!!!!! Glynda ;)
Dec 5, 2017 by Glynda
Great pair of Squirrel feet. Just as pictured. Thanks!
Nov 19, 2017 by Misha Prato

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