There’s a whole subgenre of photographs in the archives that show groups of people posing with a dead animal. Sometimes these kind of sneak up on you. Here, for example, is a picture from the very first Campanile of the Biology Club. I looked at it for quite a while before I noticed the dead rabbit. It’s worth clicking and zooming in on this. There’s Julian Huxley in the back and his lab assistant Joseph Davies in the front. They both came here in 1914. Davies stayed at Rice after Huxley left, eventually earned his Ph.D. here and taught biology until his death, just as he was about to retire, in 1966. The guy second from the right in the bottom row is Hermann Muller, who won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Medicine (he was by then at the University of Texas) for his discovery of the production of mutations by x-rays. (Here’s a pretty neat bio of him that mentions his childhood friendship with another early Rice faculty member.)
I have no information on the rabbit.
But that’s not the weird one. This is the weird one. Striking image, no?