"Someone's just given me a badger, it's in my freezer," says 22-year old Nicola Hebson. "It's quite random really."
Miss Hebson, from Great Harwood in Lancashire, is talking of her unusual hobby - taxidermy - especially since she is a vegetarian.
She views it as "another way of recycling", using only animals that are already dead - from natural causes, road-kill - or, literally, something the cat dragged in.
Creations include putting a rat in a dress and turning another one into a fully-working purse.
"I don't know if people think it's a bit creepy, most people are fine with it, and it's just normal to me," she said.