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Students stuff taxidermy class at Michigan high school

CROSWELL, Mich. (AP) - One class at a Michigan high school is so popular even animals are dying to get into it.

  The Times Herald reports  that Kyle Tubbs' taxidermy class at Croswell-Lexington High School has 60 students in two sections, and some students had to be turned away.

  Students must bring in their own animal that they either hunted or found dead. In a recent class, they skinned three deer heads, a squirrel and a mink that was found as roadkill.

  Principal Ryan Cayce says the hands-on elective covers science standards and benchmarks ranging from biology to the physical sciences.

  Tubbs says the course falls within Michigan's Next Generation Science Standards. Besides teaching, Tubbs runs a taxidermy business.

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