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Red Squirrel in the taxidermy collection

Taxidermy (Colchester)

The museum has a collection of British species mounted for display purposes and a few non-native specimens that have been donated to the museum. Some older, cased specimens in the collection are by the renowned taxidermist Gunn of Norwich.

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