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Alas, poor Stoaty

stoat skull

I made it in to work today, but by afternoon my boss ordered me home to sleep off the Nyquil. Hence, I got nothin’.

But I can’t neglect you, my minions (we don’t ever, ever, EVER want a repeat of the Hamster Incident, do we?) So please enjoy this photograph of a weasel skull. I bought it on eBay last year for ten bucks. Doesn’t it look like some kind of tiny, fangsome alien? That’s because its face is all squoze up in the first third of its head, and the rest is an improbably huge sock of skull.

To hold its giant, throbbing brain.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 26, 2008, 6:52 pm

“tiny, fangsome alien?….”


Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 26, 2008, 7:13 pm


Comment from MCPO Airdale
Time: August 26, 2008, 7:19 pm

It would make a lovely necklace for any Scout.

Comment from Buffoon
Time: August 26, 2008, 7:22 pm

Maybe the skull is cursed and making you sick. Did the person you purchased it from have a bone in their nose?

Comment from TattooedIntellectual
Time: August 26, 2008, 7:34 pm

An itty bitty least weasel? I always thought that the Aliens looked kinda weasel-skulled.

Comment from LemurKing
Time: August 26, 2008, 11:15 pm

Tough call, Buffoon. It’s either the skull or because I’m hanging around the Times-Intelligencer some of the bad karma rubbed off. 🙂

Don’t know, Weas – I think they look cuter with eyeballs, fur, skin, etc.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: August 27, 2008, 12:15 am

oh no. Lemiwinks didn’t make it. Damn you, Mr. Slave.

Comment from Allen
Time: August 27, 2008, 2:15 am

Since I have no idea what the “Hamster” thing was. I will have to free associate.

Oh hell no you won’t Allen. Yes I must…

Serious slippery slope downhill stuff started, but then I maintained.

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: August 27, 2008, 9:52 am

I gotta admit Stoaty, I found your site through my borderline unhealthy fascination with weasels but the wit and your artwork keep me coming back. Wondering if you have read ” The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats” by King and Powell. They mention the skull design and how incredible powerful the jaws are. There’s also the nasal worms….hope I never come down with those.

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