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#3165793 - 10/05/18 02:04 PM ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount
Silverfox Offline
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Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 4976
Loc: Williston, ND
My taxidermist, Frenchy's Taxidermy, from Minot, ND left a message for me on my phone on Tuesday, October 2 this week and told me the mount of my albino prairie dog was finished. I happened to be heading through Minot this past Thursday, October 4, 2018, and stopped at his shop to pick up the cute little prairie dog. I posted the story about the hunt back in the second week of August of 2017, but Iíll recount a little bit of that story below here:

I arrived at the dog town on August 10, 2017, at 2:32 p.m. and fiddled around getting all my junk into the Schwinn cart, hanging sheets over the passenger and driverís side windows, and at 3:09 I was off to the hunt. As I came up out of the creek bottom I had to cross, I spotted a prairie dog off to the SW. I parked the Schwinn cart and begin sneaking up to the edge of the creek bank. When I got to where I could see, the prairie dog had disappeared. At 3:14 p.m., I scanned to the south and there to my amazement was an albino prairie dog!!! I wanted to bag one of these albino PDs but when my bullet hits PDs they pretty much turn them inside out. The albino PD was standing up and I aimed to hit him low. I squeezed off the shot and could see lots of PD parts flying. I hurried up to the albino PD and his bottom half was pretty much disintegrated, but his chest, two front legs and head were intact. Iíll see if my taxidermist can do a mount where the PD has just his head and front legs sticking out of the PD hole. I had a couple of plastic bags along and placed the mangled bottom half in a small bag and sealed it as best I could and put that and the rest of him into a bigger bag and sealed it tight. Hereís a photo of the albino in his bag. He has pink eyes, but heís fast asleep in these photos.



I hiked back to my pickup and place the packaged albino PD into one of my ice chests.


I went back out into the PD town searching for my lost camo bean bag which I eventually found!!! The bottom half of this prairie dog was totally disintegrated so Frenchy had to figure out a way to mount the little fellow sans his bottom half. He decided that the only way to preserve this prairie dog was to freeze dry him so thatís what he did. I think it turned out quite well. My wife doesnít like to have antlers on the walls of the living room, nor does she like to have tanned pelts hanging there either so where could I display this mount? I placed it over in front of a corner china cabinet in the southwest corner of the living room. This morning she asked me to comment on where she had place the mount. I looked around and couldnít see it. She pointed to the area where we have a land line phone sitting on a nice oak stand and there was the prairie dog mount under that table. What do you think about the mount and the spot my wife selected for displaying the mount? She said she wouldnít mind having it there permanently!!!!

Here are two photos of the little guy:





Thanks for looking.
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#3165854 - 10/06/18 01:10 AM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Greyhunter Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 846
Loc: Iowa
That's pretty cool, congrats!

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#3165866 - 10/06/18 08:47 AM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
wicka Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 232
Loc: South of Canada
Looks very nice. I know what you mean when the wife doesn't like skulls etc hanging on the wall. Right now I have 10 horns and skull mounts hanging in my room, TV room and she says when I'm gone so are they. lol

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#3166506 - 10/10/18 11:27 PM ND Albino PD's Hiding Place [Re: wicka]
Silverfox Offline
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Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 4976
Loc: Williston, ND
Here's a photo showing where the little prairie dog is hiding. I hope he doesn't scare anyone. scared


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#3166615 - 10/11/18 04:59 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
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Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 5868
Loc: Southwest Idaho
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Neato! Looks good to me.

A few months ago I shot an albino ground squirrel in Nevada with my .17 Hornet. I had never seen one before nor had my hunting partner. Alas, I think there was even less of mine than your was. Not sure I could have got all of him into one small plastic bag.
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#3166625 - 10/11/18 07:03 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Dirty Hippie Offline
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Registered: 11/24/14
Posts: 424
Loc: Utah
That is a really cool mount!
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#3166626 - 10/11/18 07:13 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
xj-jake Offline
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Registered: 11/19/15
Posts: 50
Loc: Meeker County, MN
It's a super cool mount, very ingenious and different!

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#3166726 - 10/12/18 01:35 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Lefty SRH Offline
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Registered: 01/09/14
Posts: 2024
Loc: North AL
Hahaha, thats pretty good!
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#3166732 - 10/12/18 02:58 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Matlock Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/15/15
Posts: 930
Loc: ID - Idaho
Now that's just awesome! I was with Rustydust when he shot his albino. He might have been able to save the head, but not much else.

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#3167122 - 10/15/18 06:46 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
D_Bell Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 1335
Loc: Eastern Washington
Pretty cool, thanks for sharing. LeRoy.
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#3167149 - 10/15/18 09:47 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
204 AR Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 01/31/10
Posts: 4527
Loc: Nebraska
That's pretty cool! I hosted a small group from The Netherlands about a year ago, they were friends of a friend and wanted to shoot prairie dogs. I got them set up, the day was terrible and the dogs didn't co-operate, but they did manage a few, and long shots (350 yds) at that. One guy wanted one to take to a taxidermist but none of them survived well enough.

I jokingly made the comment that a taxidermist would laugh at his request, he replied "I bet they wouldn't laugh at my wallet!".
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#3167962 - 10/20/18 10:47 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
BeaverKiller Offline
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Registered: 12/07/13
Posts: 112
Loc: Northern MN
That mount is awesome!
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#3171548 - 11/13/18 01:06 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Runnin'Hard Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/13/17
Posts: 173
Loc: Eastern Washington
That is a perfect mount and location!

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#3172329 - 11/18/18 09:22 PM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
lockrotor Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 1245
Loc: West Central WI
Great looking mount. That will get people talking and laughing.

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#3180937 - 12/28/18 10:13 AM Re: ND Albino Prairie Dog Mount [Re: Silverfox]
Rider300 Offline
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 41
Loc: Pennsylvania
Looks good

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