Beginnings: Taxidermist's work preserves animals

Monday, November 30, 2009 | 4:21 p.m. CST; updated 4:37 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

COLUMBIA — Stare at the walls of Curt Shahan’s Woodland Wonders Taxidermy studio and more than 100 pairs of beady eyes will stare right back at you. Bass fish and bobcats, badgers and black bears, Shahan gives new life to creatures of all shapes and sizes.