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Meet The 28-Year-Old York Woman Who Became A Taxidermist

Tuesday 13 August 2019


From UK newspaper The Yorkshire Post:


Emilie Woodford
NLYW Taxidermist . Taxidermist Emilie Woodford
from York tuching up the nose of a fox with shoe polish.

Meet the 28-year-old York woman who became a taxidermist

Sunday 11 August 2019
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Emilie Woodford shares her home in York with one husband, two kittens, one small dog, two snakes and a gecko. Not to mention assorted birds she has immortalised.

She used to be a veterinary nurse and is now a taxidermist – and one job led to the other.

“We used to get lots of wildlife brought in,” says Emilie, 28. “Injured by traffic accidents, in window strikes, by cats and so on. I thought it was just such a waste when they were put to sleep. Obviously, it was the best thing for them because they couldn’t be rehabilitated. But they’d just go into clinical waste and be lost.”

Emilie, who grew up in Malton, has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome since she was 12. She was home schooled and later attended Ryedale Out of School Education, up to her GCSEs.

After that, she worked as a veterinary nurse in Stamford Bridge and Helmsley. She still misses the nursing but being at home accommodates her illness. Some days she has plenty of energy; other days she struggles to get out of bed.


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