This room full of pelts is a fun one to draw in because you get to see the horrified reactions of strangers as they pass quickly through. It is very old school - no prettily posed animals. Not even any glass eyes. Just eye sockets sewed shut. The one wall is carnivores and the opposite wall is large rodents and bats. So many New York parents initially react with a sound of disgust as they walk in, and then quickly check themselves on behalf of the kids with them and start talking about how fascinating and interesting the giant stuffed rats are. Here was one memorable dialog:
Mother: "Ugh. Oh my gosh"
5 year old daughter: "Is it gross mom?"
Mother (totally changing tone): "No. No. It's very interesting. Come lets have a closer look at all the rats."
Size: 12 x 18 inches