Wednesday, January 27, 2010
297/365 Unusual inheritance
It's a mount of a Longhorn steer. As in cow. And it's a shoulder-mount, meaning the entire neck is mounted, all the way to the shoulders. It's huge, and it's not an animal you see stuffed very often.
Luckily, I'm not the person who inherited it -- Chase is. A very good friend of his, a mentor for many years, passed away unexpectedly before Christmas. In the process of sorting through this man's earthly possessions, this mounted steer somehow got passed to Chase.
He likes it, for both the novelty and the emotional tie to his friend. Until Chase finds a wall suitable for display, this head is sitting on the floor, staring straight upward to the ceiling.
It's an odd sight.
Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens and 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/2.8 at ISO 640