Famous ambiguous rabbitduck recreated as taxidermy


22 Responses to “Famous ambiguous rabbitduck recreated as taxidermy”

  1. Cowicide says:

    I wonder how we’d feel about aliens ever coming to our planet and doing the same with us? Maybe for fun that can use their technology to keep us alive while they do it?

    Like this?

  2. Elliott C. 'Eeyore' Evans says:

    Better than 3D, behold the duckrabbit in 12oz. http://www.duckrabbitbrewery.com/ :)

  3. icastico says:

    Nice. Wonder how well the illusion works in the flesh.

  4. ZippySpincycle says:

    “Ah, good old-fashioned nightmare fuel!”

  5. calvert4096 says:

    @ Evans
    Couldn’t help but notice the Duck-Rabbit Brewery is in Farmville, NC.

  6. Cheqyr says:

    (with apologies to Billy Collins — http://blog.lib.umn.edu/hans1995/pants/048447.html )

    The coyote may chase the roadrunner
    But they will never be as close as this pair
    Who share the very lines
    Of their dialogue, whose contradictions confound me, predator and pawn

    How deep the animosities must run
    That make one rejoice
    Whenever the other is hunted.

    Flash a sign for DUCK SEASON
    And I blow the mallard sideways with my blunderbuss.
    Tell me now that it’s RABBIT SEASON
    And powder burns the grey hare black; a lonely curl of smoke ascends.

    Say, here’s an unanticipated twist:
    For suddenly it’s ELMER SEASON
    And I am fleeing fast away in terror…

    • Anonymous says:

      With respect to duck/rabbit seasons: a while ago my wife and I have gone to great pain in scientifically tracking the periodic (circumannual) interchange from duck to rabbit and back again: P.Brugger and S.Brugger, “The Easter bunny in October: is it disguised as a duck?”, Perceptual and Motor Skills 76/1993:577-578 – reprint available on request by peter.bruggeratusz.ch

  7. Gemma says:

    This was right above The Daily Bunny in my RSS feed.


  8. Anonymous says:


    (With apologies to Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones)

  9. prh99 says:

    What a hobby, mutilating dead animals to create grotesque sculptures.

  10. Hools Verne says:

    That is beautiful.

  11. Suds says:

    In the wild they tend to have antlers, must have been poached for ‘em.

  12. Felixs says:

    I can recommend my local taxidermist,
    who has these for sale.

  13. Narmitaj says:

    I think the drawing is better, for the purposes of the sight gag, as it still jumps between duck and rabbit and back again. The taxidermy exhibit – though more realistic – always looks like a rabbit, just with a bill where its ears ought to be (the head is too furry and the nose is too prominent, probably).

  14. Donald Petersen says:

    Still… ideal quarry for your all-season hunter.

  15. Hools Verne says:

    I agree with you for the one that Felixs linked to, but the one from this article works really well in all three possibilities.

  16. kagemeister says:

    Just behold it.

  17. Gilbert Wham says:

    Ssssshh! Im huntin’ wabbits! Wait, what?

  18. amused says:

    It’s a transitional creature!

    Evolution is now proven!

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