The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

In case you were worried you'd ever get a good night's sleep again, here are some stuffed animals that go way beyond wrong.

The Lion of King Frederick I of Sweden

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

In 1731 the Swedish king received a lion as a gift from the Bey of Algiers, and sent it to a taxidermist who had never seen a living lion. The poor man had just the pelt and the bones to work from.

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(Photo: Hans Thorwid/Nationalmuseum, via Facebook)

The Freak Kitten by Walter Potter

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(via Taxidermy4cash)

Sad fox by the British taxonomist Adele Morse

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(via Fotopozitiv)

A Leopard from the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Tours, France

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(via Flickr/Julie Hascoët)

Sad otter

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(via Anorak)

There is something wrong with this donkey

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

These animals are high or stoned

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

A cougar

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Hungry Hyena

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Tanuki or the Japanese Raccoon Dog

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The Vietnamese Zombie Horse

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Kinky bobcat

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The cock-stealing beaver

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Wolves at the Natural History Museum of Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

An adorable dog from the Gwangju Folk Museum, Gwangju, South Korea

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

The Cowardly Lion from the Wizard Of Oz

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Hybrids

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Scared Cat

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

A happy seal with serious dental problems

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

Surprised Owl

The World's Most Awkward Taxidermy

(via Crappy Taxidermy, Badly Stuffed Animals and Bad Taxidermy)