“Some taxidermists simply have no idea what certain animals look like, and others create corny or tasteless poses. I think the snarls of lions or bears are greatly overdone myself, but what gives me the vapors is what I call the ‘punch drunk bear.’ One taxidermist produced dozens of life-size mounts of brown and polar bears standing with their front paws down with dazed looks on their faces. They remind me of prize fighters who have been clipped a good one right on the button and are about to fall on their faces for the count.”
-Jack O’Connor
“Trophy Collecting and Trophy Rooms”
Hunting Big Game in North America, 1967