Meet Jerry

Jerry Ayer owns Blanco Taxidermy.

His clients include local hunters, big names like Rick Perry and Red McCombs, and even natural history museums around the world. He plans to stop doing small-scale taxidermy in the near future and open up a museum in Blanco, where he’s lived for more than a decade.

Watch and listen to Jerry at work in the slideshow below.

This slideshow contains some detailed and somewhat graphic photos of the taxidermic process.

Photos by Ilana Panich-Linsman.