A Dead Stuffed Radio Controlled Flying Cat. Really.

Suzanne Robertson
A documentary on taxidermy includes freeze-dried pets and stuffed road-kill.

A Dutch artist has turned his beloved dead cat into a radio controlled helicopter.  Truth is stranger than fiction! 

The UK documentary "All Creatures Great and Stuffed", premiers this week and will be strange and probably creepy.

The show explores the rise of popularity in taxidermy, the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals for display or study. Taxidermy can be done on all vertebrate species of animals, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.

Taxidermy is undergoing a global revival and more people are learning DIY taxidermy than ever before. The latest trend is for anthropomorphic taxidermy, where the stuffed animal is dressed in human clothes. 

The featured stuffed animal receiving the most attention is from Dutch artist Bart Jansen, who turned the body of his dead cat Orville into a radio-controlled flying copter.

Jansen makes his dead feline fly after having him stuffed and mounting propellers to his legs. Orville passed away after being run over by a car. 

Check out the promotion video for the show.  We hope it's on after everyone's eaten dinner!