King of the Jungle

January 30th, 2013 · 11 Comments

A few days ago, we posted a photo of a taxidermy hoard, with a polar bear and dozens of dead animals.

We have two more photos to share, thanks to Cory Chalmers of  For anyone who’s seen the Hoarders TV show (airing on Monday nights on A&E TV; season finale this Monday, February 4th), you’ll recognize Cory as their clean-out expert.  Cory runs his own clean-up service Steri-Clean Inc. (aka 1-800-Hoarders).

At a recent cleaning job, Cory was surprised to see this in the bathroom.

taxidermy wolf fur skin pelt on display in bathroom courtesy of Cory Chalmers 1-800-Hoarders

He also saw this hoard of dead animals in another room.  The owner put a crown on the lion; King of the Jungle.  And the owner is now officially King of the Idiots.

taxidermy lion crown hoard dead animals on display courtesy of Cory Chalmers 1-800-Hoarders

Tags: Bathroom · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Liz // Jan 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    OMG.. I would run screaming in horror from that last house… a cheetah? A lion, a tiger, and possibly a SNOW LEOPARD? Except for the lion (I think) those are all internationally endangered cats and have been protected for many years. I hope this owner rots in you-know-where !

  • 2 Frankie // Jan 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    WOW! Just……wow.

  • 3 maria // Jan 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Well, at least these poor guys don’t poop all over the place.

  • 4 Dianne // Jan 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    The first picture, in the bathroom – is horrifying.

  • 5 taria // Jan 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I guess I could let my zoo membership lapse if I knew these folks?

  • 6 jws // Jan 31, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Snow leopard can still be legally hunted, though very rarely, but not imported to the US, Namibia gets about 150 CITES export permits to legally hunt Cheetah every year (again not exportable to the US but ok basically everywhere else) and the Tiger is probably older than most of our grandparents. They are not well displayed of course, but it is actually quite amazing that the owner was able to gather up legal examples of these species in one place!

  • 7 Teddy // Jan 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Taria: or you could let your museum membership lapse.

  • 8 Melykin // Jan 31, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Disgusting and creepy. Dead animals would put me off FAR more than live cats or dogs in a house.

  • 9 sharon m // Nov 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

    This makes me very angry and upset
    I know many hunters, and they do not like these types of hunters
    It’s killing for sport, not food.

  • 10 jimmiejoejohnson // Apr 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    lolomg…let’s all make fun of the mental illness the folks have!!1

  • 11 Trisha // Apr 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Kind of creeped out by the wolf plastered up against the wall in that bathroom. Not natural.

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