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    WALRUS SHOULDER MOUNT
    Odobenus rosmarus divergens
    The Pacific Walrus is larger than the Atlantic race, and has considerably larger tusks. They live in the Bering and Chukchi seas, which lie between Siberia and Alaska, and eastward along the northern coast of Alaska. The mammals weigh 2,000-3,500 lb and measure 10 to 12 feet in length. This mount was prepared with the real skin and the real ivory tusks, measuring 22 5/8 x 23 1/8 inches; even the whiskers are genuine and this Walrus was the last one legally harvested that could be imported into the lower 48 states. Hunting Walrus can entail many miles of rough ocean travel in a small boat, frequently in fog, but the hunting of Pacific Walrus in Alaska was stopped after 1979 by a jurisdictional dispute between the government of the United States and the State of Alaska that has its roots in the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This impasse continues, even though it is acknowledged that Walrus are very plentiful and it is feared that they have increased beyond their food supply. This mount comes with all of the necessary legal papers and has superior quality taxidermy; mounts of Walrus that are in good condition are very hard to find and ones of this quality are extremely rare.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    17th Sunday
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