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Taxidermy Mounts by Reimond W Grignon
National Taxidermy Champion

Fox and Coyote Mounts by Reimond Grignon

fox pups Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

The red fox pups were mounted from a scene Mr. Grignon remembered when as a boy he discovered a fox den. He sat for hours and watched the little critters play at the den entrance. He always hoped to see the mother bringing food to her pups but never did. Red Fox are common carriers of Rabies and should never be handled when approached. Red Fox are very wary and would never approach a human unless they were sick. When a wild animal seems friendly, that is the time to beware!

 

 

red fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

coyote Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
This wonderful mounted coyote was done for another museum by Mr. Reimond Grignon. Many people have mistaken this picture to be an actual shot of a live coyote, but in actuality is just another example of Mr. Grignon's wonder talent with animals. He has won numerous times in World and National Taxidermy competitions in the Master Mammal Category and is considered a true Master of Animals in the field of taxidermy. This coyote is a native of Maine.

 

 

coyot Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

Coyotes get very large here, much larger than its western counterparts and these animals come in several different shades of color from gray, brown, almost black to orange as seen in the above photo.

They are very common now through out Maine, despite efforts to eradicate them. The animals are very trap shy and it takes a highly skilled trapper to catch one. They also have been found to have the ability to "throw up" food that has been poisoned thus saving themselves.

 

 

coyote rug

 

 

 

Coyotes are considered to be proberly the smartest animal in the world. They can survive almost anywhere, even moving right into town and cities in the west. 

Coyotes make great rugs

 

 

 

 

 

In Maine the animals roam in packs and stay in an area until all other game that they can find has been consumed. Then they move on to a new area. It is common to hear them howling at night. Below is a coyote lying down that Mr. Grignon mounted for a young boy. This was the first coyote the boy had trapped.

lying down coyote

Below is a sitting coyote Mr. Grignon mounted for another young boy who managed to catch his first coyote trapping. To catch a coyote in a trap is a real feat and takes a lot of determination and effort. These animals are probably the smartest animals in the world and are very difficult to trap.

howling coyote


Artic fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

These beautiful Arctic Foxes are a native of Alaska. They are a small chunky, short legged fox having small rounded ears. They change colors with the seasons being gray brown in the summer and pure white in the winter.

They grown long white fur at this time and look like mine polar bears! The arctic fox is the only canard, or dog like animal, in the world that goes through a seasonal color change! They weight about ten pounds, stand about one foot high and are about thirty inches long.

These mounts are on display at our museum. World Taxidermy Compatition Winners.

 

willow pharmigan Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

The Willow Ptarmigan is the natural food source of the arctic fox. These beautiful birds turn color as the seasons progress. In the summer they are a beautiful blend of brown getting more mottled white in the fall until turning completely white during the winter. These birds are very common both in Alaska and all over northern Canada. They seem to be found just about anywhere that there are Caribou. The birds make a truly outstanding mount as shown in the picture. Lots of Caribou hunters bring these birds back from Canada with them to have the birds mounted.


red fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
This beautiful fox mount is a color phase of the Red fox. It is a Red Fox, but a trapper would call this one a Cross-Fox. There are other color phases also such as the Silver Fox, which again is a red fox. The average red fox weights in at just 10 pounds. They have long silky fur which makes the animals look larger than they really are. They average just under thirty inches long not counting the tail which is another 13 to 16 inches. The animals are built for running. They can run run 30 miles an hour easily and have been clocked at up to 45 miles an hour. Always moving, they usually trot 6 miles an hour and they can keep up this this up forever.

Ref fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
Red Fox frequent farmlands and meadows that are bordered by woods where they find there favorite food which is mice. They hone in on their prey by hearing it squeak or rustle in the grass, and when pinpointed the fox leaps in an arc and pins the mouse to the ground with its forefeet, then biting down on the mouse killing it. They are fun and very amusing to watch. During the summer foxes will eat lots of insects of all types, but mostly grasshoppers, crickets and beetles. Fox also will eat birds and other small animals they happen across. Good hunters, they can catch many small game animals such as the snowshoe rabbit. The red fox is an opportunist and will take whatever comes along.

red fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Mr. Reimond Grignon likes to put as much expression into the faces of his mounts as possible as shown by the close up picture of the fox to the right. All the pictures on this page, in fact all the pictures in these museum pages, are pictures of Mr. Grignon's mounts. They are not pictures of live animals, sometimes it can be hard to tell because his mounts look so completely lifelike. The red fox is one of the most beautiful animals in the world. Their long silky orange fur is wonderful.


silver fox Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
The fox pictured here is a silver fox mount Mr. Grignon mounted for our small museum. It is still on display. World Compitition Winner.

This fox was caught in Dixmont, Maine. It is a perfect example of a silver fox, which as stated above is just a color phase of the red fox. Some people wonder why some years a few silver fox are seen where as in other years none are seen. Silver fox are always "rare".

 

During years when there are lots of fox around. The female red fox will kill any off colored pups she has. When foxes are scarce, as after a rabies epidemic. Then the female red fox will let these off colored offspring live. This is why silver fox are usually seen during years when there are not many fox to be seen.

The picture here is of two Grey Foxes. These foxes are now in Maine and trappers are beginning to catch quite a few of them.

They are slightly smaller than a red fox but these greys when they move into an area will drive the red foxes out.

The grey fox is quite agile and will climb up into trees especially leaning trees to lie in wait for other food animals to pass by.