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This is actually a possible coy wolf or big coyote. He was sold to me as "Mountable Lifesize" but he came with unturned ears and no bottom jaw, and quarter sized eye holes :/ Not really mountable for what I intented so I made him into a head dress instead, only mounting a very very difficult face. ...

He had slippage too, on the forehead, I used scrap fur to "fix" that...
This is one of my personal things I wear to ren fairs and Halloween parties. 
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KiyiyaHowlingWolf Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say he's a coywolf as you assumed. He's way too big to be a normal gray wolf. On the topic of his death, coywolves are NOT endangered, thus they can be hunted/trapped with the proper tagging/licence. I personally, see nothing wrong with this picture. If you do not like it, as she has clearly stated, you do not have to comment, nor fave it. And considering the description, it sounds like this person has Native American in her, or she is very close to nature and thus considers the wolf, or anything like said animal, to be her totem animal and thus wearing such a skin, makes one closer to that animal even if it's dead. Some people on here have GOT to learn their facts BEFORE critizing something. You have no idea if this animal was shot/trapped or if it was found already dead. I know of a guy who actually does this with any road kill that he finds. He's had so many threats, that he eventually made a public apperance during a town meeting, and did a demo on just what it was he did with the animals he had been wrongfully accused of "killing". Remember people, you don't have to comment on something that you do not like. Just go on your merry way without causing un-needed drama/issues.

Again, I'd like to point out, that Coywolves (cross between a coyote and wolf) are not endangered, and are thus, quite sustainable in being hunted/trapped with the proper tagging/licence.
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for that comment :) 

I think he is a coywolf as well, he is rather dark on the backside and large. I now live in Tennessee and the yotes are much much smaller here. When I lived in northern Maine, they were larger and had a wider range of colours, and DNA tests on northeastern yotes (and those in north west regions too) proved significant wolf ancestry. This hybridization I believe led to the larger, more pack orientated coyotes in the north. Living in northern Maine, I used to see them engage in pack structure of up to 7 members. In Tennessee, where the coyotes are more "purebred", they usually live in traditional pairs as they did in their original south west desert habitat before spreading across the continent. The ones in Tn are also less of a threat IMO. They don't follow me lurking in the woods like they did in Maine. Here, they run away from you mostly. 

I don't know if I am Native American, my heritage is currently unknown as I do not know my biological father's side as well, enough to be traceable either. I do feel a strong connection to nature though regardless of my lineage. I think being raised in a desolate sub arctic (lol, I always call it that, Im sure it's not technically a sub arctic) in the middle of the woods with the nearest walmart 40 miles away helped make me this way lol. Gosh I miss it all so much... 
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KiyiyaHowlingWolf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Grafton, Ontario, we had large packs of coywolves and they were so "humanized" that one could walk among them. A guy who ran a cattle/sheep farm even fed them to discourage them from attacking his livestock during the harsher winter months. He said them canines know when there's food a plenty and when it's gonna be rough goin and they seemed to know he would have a surplus of livestock that had been slaughtered in his freezer. I watched him one day, thaw out this massive chunk of beef, and then he made a stew! And them damn coywolves ate every last drop too. 

So I would safely say that your big guy is most likely a coywolf. It's most likely unknown as to what kill him (or her xD) but the very mere fact that it's getting some form of use, rather than being left to rot in some back woods, is more respectful.

What you're doing kind of hints you may be native american as most natives seem to be drawn to certain totem animals and seem to hold a keener respect for using "everything" for "something" despite what the hoodlums might say.
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Canada :) I want to move there some day. Even if that means facing the coywolves again lol. 
I never fed the ones we used to deal with. They got their food from wild game they hunted or came across to scavenge. I remember them vividly though lurking around, curious. Back then I just called them coyotes, because as a kid, I didn't know anything beyond that. Here in TN, they scatter away scared. In the north they approach you more. 

I have been mistook as a Native American by my features a few times, but I have no DNA tested proof as of yet to solve if it's true or not, so I currently refer to myself as Caucasian (mom's half is proven to be all white in more recent generations. There is some ancestors from Spain way up in there). I have taken a huge interest into studying the various cultures they had and the social issues they face today. I'd like to educate myself on it because if it's proven, this knowledge can apply to me and if I am not Native American, I can at least know more and understand their lives and issues beyond the stereotype the media puts out. 
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Mlp4ever-yay Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love animals with blue eyes. So pretty!
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Mlp4ever-yay Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is beautiful those eyes are simply enchanting.
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blackpaws-savagepup Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I do not support taxidermy though I just think that this is very lovely! Poor wolf though. xD But yes I love this Deviation! 
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PaitPawey Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
._. that poor wolf
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PinesongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Why, because he was responsibly killed/died of natural causes, and was turned into a work of art that honors his spirit and former stature?
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PaitPawey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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PinesongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The majority of taxidermy on DA is recycled furs, road kill, population control killed animals. There's nothing "poor" about this wolf.
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PaitPawey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok i just did say poor wolf XD
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Taigas-den Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a striking face! He's got such a regal look. The colors of his eyes really compliment the colors in his face
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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ForestWanderers Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice headdress!
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NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm sorry but I don't support taxidermy at all. This is awful. I do want to puke. Sorry.
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then why comment at all if it sickens one so much? lol
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NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw this pic in the popular ones, and I faved it, thinking it was a cosplay. Then I saw the tag "taxidermy", so i removed the fav, and then i began feeling sick. So I wanted to comment it. Can't I or what? Is the comment section just for praises and can't i say any bad thing about it? -.-
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well what I was implying was there is a back button for a reason or scrolling for a reason. No one has to comment their opinions on everything 24/7, good or bad. It's kinda pointless telling a taxidermist taxidermy is sick. Just like telling someone who does cosplay that cosplay is pointless. The cosplayer will think it's a waste of time and quite likely stupid. 
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NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I said "sorry". Twice I think.
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xXShiningstar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully put- unfortunate he was killed but now he will live on as this beautiful piece of art! I hope you make great use of him! <3
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LunatheUmbreon78 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I do not disrespect the taxidermists or whatever for this work. I find this honestly beautiful. I do not wear fur or intend to. :) I love wolves but understand that if they are overbred, they would cause problems. Indeed, much beauty after death..
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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LunatheUmbreon78 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
You're Welcome.
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scourgefangirlartist Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not sure weither to be happy u didn't waste his body sad for the poor animal who was shot or just confused i mean i know there Overbred in places 9_6 but its still an animal( im ganna sound Twisted but i find alot of Animals Cute includeing wovles X_X its werid)
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crabbyash Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Years ago I used to be very against hunting or fur pelts (as in under 16 yrs old)

But I have grown to appreciate them and this is such a lovely one that would have been a shame to throw out as you mentioned before. He looks so soft too.
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was once against it for a while as a child as well.
He is soft most all over, but his dorsal area is roughish :)
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crabbyash Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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xSoulWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHHHH!!! MY COUSIN!!!!
WHY WOULD YOU WEAR THAT POOR WOLFIE
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He would have otherwise been left to rot. Just shot and killed and rotted. I took him from being thrown away like trash and is now made charished for years to come. The person I bought him from mentioned he was gonna chuck him in the garbage.
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Corporal-Lane Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing, but I almost had my heart stop.
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Erumike-Love Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
When I saw this I nearly cried and I think you know why... ~points at name tag pic~I ♥ wolves :cryingrainbowsplz:
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love them too, but I like to make use of a pelt that would have otherwise been thrown away or cut to pieces :)
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Erumike-Love Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
D; ~crying~Your a good person D;
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
How did you do the ears? Generally, using ear-liners creates ears that are not wrinkled around the edges. Just a suggestion. :)
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The ears were never turned by the skinner, so I used cardboard and clothes pins, buuuut they still wrinkled (which I'll attempt a fix again). Normally cardboard and pins usually work lol.

Can I still remove the cartalage on a tanned pelt and put in ear liners?
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NaturePunk Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes indeed! It's difficult, and takes some practice, but it is possible. I believe that another member of the DA taxidermy community did a tutorial on it, but I may be mistaken. If I come across the issue again myself, I'll be sure to make a tutorial of my own for you. :)
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay, thanks so much :)
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rohirrimshadow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
gorgeous colors! i especially like his face, the eyes really nice =)
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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TheBlackWolf07 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
thank you for being so respectful ^_^ i love his colors
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WolfHaunt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Gosh he's so gorgeous! I want him so bad! Dx
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PersianButterfly Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wow, did you make this?
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, mounted the head and added the leather straps. His leather side also has native american symbols painted in
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
He came out marvelous.
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WeaselWomanCreations Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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