Then I started hunting.
Wandering through some quite remote bushland I would come across weathered and rusted memories of people who came before me. And I collected them.
As I realised the value of being able to identify species by scat and spoor I looked very carefully for well-preserved specimens. I collected those too.
And as an amateur taxidermist, very often a non-trophy animal would have an unusual pelage or antler formation, so I would preserve these for their uniqueness. I got sentimental.
Then I took it further.