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Animal Planet filming a pet taxidermy show

Jan. 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM ET

Um ... eww?! The channel that features such heart-warming programs as the annual "Puppy Bowl,"  "Cats/Dogs 101" and even "It's Me or the Dog" is about to bring you something a little stranger.

According to Reality Blurred, the network is now filming a show about Xtreme Taxidermy, a business in Arkansas that freeze-dries pets so owners can keep their dead, beloved furry family members forever.

Xtreme Taxidermy's website reads, "When cremation or burial does not feel like the right decision for you and your pet, freeze dry preservation may be the right choice. ... Your pet will look very natural and even close up it will be difficult to tell any difference at all except for the lack of movement.  With a little care, your pet can be held, carried, or even gently petted." The site even offers photos of some animals it has worked on.

Reality Blurred reports that the as yet unnamed show will be a 13-episode series.

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