This might be a sea shell shrew. It might be a rabbit, or a dog, or it might be Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, although if that were the case it really needs to have a sharper nose.Or any nose. Or any defining facial features whatsoever. At best, we could say that it’sÂ probably a mammal.
After that, it gets a bit dicey.
Oh, now I’ve gone and hurt its feelings :(
Shells are not a very forgiving medium even at the best of times. There’s one school of shell art where round flat shells become feet, pointy shells become hands, cowries…cowries become terrible lips. The other school is that what really makes shell art is a good, sturdy, styrofoam base and two gallons of hot glue. The rest is incidental. We’re in that latter catory here, but but that is clearly a discounted base. In the discount bin of life, this was a quarter.
He does have good hair though. You’ve heard of flock of seagulls? This is flock of seashells. It’s a great hair style, until you wake up one morning and find out that hermit crabs have absconded with your “do.”
Salvation Army on Anderson Mill, Austin