I Think My Mouse Is Dead

deadbeaverA US artist and inventor has combined IT and taxidermy to create a computer housed in a dead beaver.

Kasey McMahon, 34, from Los Angeles, spent three months creating his Compubeaver, reports Metro News.

And, in separate but related news, two more US inventors created a computer mouse housed in a real mouse.

Ms McMahon said of her Compubeaver: “I started thinking about the most ridiculous thing to put a computer into and decided it had to be a beaver.

deadmouse“It looks at how nature relates to technology.”

She bought the beaver ready-stuffed, before cutting out the foam insides with an electric kitchen knife. Once she had cut space for the computer tower, she reinforced it with fibreglass.

Meanwhile, biologist Christy Canida and environmental studies graduate Noah Weinsrein took the concept of a computer ‘mouse’ to its natural limit.

Both contribute to the Instructables website – which describes how to make similarly odd creations – and made the mouse using the skin of a real rodent bought dead from a US pet shop.

from Ananova

That’s all we need. Our cats have already smashed three mice, getting tangled in the cords, pulling them down from the desk just for fun or in a pique of attention deficit disorder. On the other hand, a nice tortoise shell might make an attractive computer case….

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7 Responses to I Think My Mouse Is Dead

  1. Randy says:


    A tortoise shell! Great idea!

    Anyway, to get more mileage out of your dead pets, come check out all of the taxidermy projects that Instructables has to offer. And don’t forget that we’re giving away a laser cutter. Entries are due by June 17th.

    (on behalf of the Instructables team)

  2. rongsak says:

    oh ..is joking .. i think is you computer mouse is dead ..but you real mouse and big mouse is dead

    and thank you for best article

  3. Fred says:


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  5. Sue Green says:

    Wow…… thats too crazy.

  6. Sue says:

    that’s nasty

  7. Bob Marley says:

    u are a DIRTY BASTARD !!!

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