Louisiana Traveler: Taxidermists

22569162_BG3Like father, like son. Josh German says he’s learned a lot over the years, watching his award-winning father, Steve, in his taxidermy shop.

“As a little kid running around the taxidermy shop, I’d play with things,” said Josh. “I’d grab foam, always studying Dad and following in his footsteps. When I was probably about 10 or 11, I really striked an interest in it.”

Taxidermy is known as “the arrangement of skin.” Steve’s been doing it for over four decades.

“I never dreamed 40 years ago when I started this business that I would be mounting zebras and giraffes and hyenas and stuff like that,” said Steve. “It’s mind boggling.”


KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana