Bart Jansen loved his cat Orville. He named the cat after the famed Orville Wright–as in first flight Orville Wright. Jansen is a Dutch artist, and when his cat died he decided to preserve the memory by creating something artistic. So he took the cat to a taxidermist, and together, they created a mold that little Orville’s coat could be applied to.
This isn’t a typical taxidermy trophy. This dead cat was meant for a great purpose. Yep. He was meant to become a helicopter. But not just any helicopter. A quad-rotor helicopter. Or dare I say it–a quad-pawed chopper.
This is one of the strangest things I have ever seen, but at least it’s not as messy as someone else killing and eating their victim. However, a flying cat with its creepy, expressionless face? It could be considered equally terrifying.
Animal rights activists are not thrilled about the cat-copter, but at that, and as strange as it is, the cat is dead. And perhaps people need a quick lesson in taxidermy. The only thing on the cat-copter that is “original” cat, is the hide. When an animal is “stuffed,” it’s not actually stuffed. The hide is removed, treated, then added to a mount. In this case…a very light, aerodynamic mount.
Fly kitty, fly!