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Funeral Home Decorated with Bizarre Roadkill Dioramas

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Sam Sanfillippo, director of Cress Funeral Home in Madison, Wisconsin, has a rather unique approach to the whole concept of interior design... and by “unique,” we mean “quite possibly insane.”
 
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It seems the director found a way to employ his love of taxidermy – the preservation and display of animal carcasses – to help cheer up the bereaved families who come to Cress to bury their loved ones.
 
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To that end, he started installing roadkill dioramas throughout the home, each of which displays the stuffed and posed corpses of squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, badgers, birds and other critters engaging in human-like activities – including basketball games, pub crawls, poker night, a rodeo... even a burlesque show (the less said about that one, the better).
 
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Flickr user Extreme Craft (a.k.a. Gareth Johnson) posted a huge gallery of snapshots taken at the home, which were later showcased at Wisconsin Sickness, a  blog dedicated to weird finds, locations and happenings in the state... and this joint definitely qualifies.
 
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