A small museum in a small town, The Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas packs in a whole lot of the weird and wonderful I’ve not seen anywhere. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in density, and random oddities. The place is full up to the high ceiling with — stuff. Stuff like shrunken heads and dressed fleas.
Last we left off with the two-headed goat and the shrunken heads. That’s a hard act to follow, no doubt. Perhaps I shouldn’t have lead with the heads. Oh well, too late now.
Before we get to the well-dressed fleas, I’ve got some
antique torture other oddities to show you, all courtesy of the museum. The photo captions tell of their awesomeness. (click photo to enlarge)
Who thinks of these things???
I mean, really, was someone sitting around with
too much a little time on their hands and a few loose fleas when they thought, “Hmmm, I wonder how this flea would look in a dress? Let me get out the magnifying glass and some lint and make some clothes for these poor naked fleas!” Yeah, because everyone wants their cat or dog to have only the best dressed fleas.
I’m sure alcohol was involved. It would have to be.
No, the fuzziness is not due to my photography skills. This picture is as good as it gets — even when you’re there in person. And no, I can’t tell if they’re really fleas, either. For all I know they’re dressed ants.