Overkill, Literally

January 27th, 2013 · 18 Comments

Sure to tick off PETA, for sure.  Dozens of killed and stuffed animals in a Cave Creek, Arizona home, none of which seem to be part of regulated population control.  The photo’s caption reads, “Trophy Room.”  Trophy for what?  Biggest animal killer?  The dead polar bear is sure to upset some buyers.  They might tell the seller to get stuffed.  [click on photo to expand]  Thank you, Lori, for sending us this disturbing photo.

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

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  • 1 Picky // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I am an omnivore and I really like meat. That said, this picture made my soul cringe.
    Couple of things here. First, why is the picture of the animals instead of the room? Nothing shows dimentions or size. Second, there are a couple of animals in here that are on the endangered species list and a couple more on the protected list. Hope whoever has proof of when and where he got them. (Who in hell brags about bagging a “trophy” dog?!!! Under the Polar bear, the one on the right is a Samoyed (dog), the one on the left is Artic fox.)

  • 2 jennifer // Jan 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    all those poor animals.. and aren’t polar bears endangered?

  • 3 Grumpy // Jan 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    That’s one way to scare off potential buyers.

  • 4 ELF // Jan 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I wonder if some, if not most of these, are actually second-hand, not something the homeowner killed himself. I believe it is illegal to hunt polar bears unless you are indigenous and it’s part of your culture.

  • 5 maria // Jan 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    If only we could mount the owner’s head on the wall.

  • 6 Mahler // Jan 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    This would make a great horror movie, when the spirits of all those dead animals awaken in the middle of the night and slowly gather around the bed of the guy who had his photo taken with him smiling after bringing them down. What happens next is not pretty, but suffice it to say there’s a new trophy tomorrow.

  • 7 Jackie // Jan 28, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Years ago, the very nice 4 BR home next door was for sale. It was for sale for over a year. It was nice, neat, up to date, and very well maintained. About 18 months later, the owners moved and the house sold within the month. The house made me uncomfortable for some reason. I talked to two families who moved into our neighborhood later. They had considered the original house but the den, with stuffed animals of every kind covering walls and surfaces, turned them off. They couldn’t get past it.

  • 8 Frankie // Jan 28, 2013 at 6:46 am

    It might be a nice house but this picture is such a turn off.
    I wonder how much effect that has on potential buyers?

  • 9 Mary Withrow // Jan 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    It will effect most buyers, lol - But then again someone will get it cheaper….

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  • 11 jws // Jan 31, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Ok, I get why this doesn’t help sell a house….but that is at least one grand slam of north American sheep and, depending on the species of sheep above those shoulder mounts, maybe two slams. In today’s dollars one slam can easily be $150k worth of hunting. Polar bear alone, still legal by the way, runs close to 40k by itself. If I hunted that much, I would hang them up to and to Hell with the buyers that don’t like it.

  • 12 Nak // Jan 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    the only way to shoot an endangered species with a camera

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  • 14 Kari // Feb 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Okay.. Okay.. calm down PETA lovers.

    You guys all know they come off the wall….right?
    They don’t come with the house… sheesh.

    I’m more disturbed by the fact that there’s a slew of miserable people out there who intentionally post this kind of thing for the sole purpose of making someone (or someone’s property) look bad.

    Sure, it’s fine have your opinions about hunting… I’m sure the hunters have plenty of opinions about the hideous floral prints hanging on your wall.

    For the love of God.. get a life people!!! Start concerning yourself with hungry children living in cardboard boxes….that’s uglier than some guy with a room full of hunting trophys.

  • 15 Jackson // Feb 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hey tree huggers! settle down and pull your heads out. I beat this wouldnt be an issue if you had this listing for a 1.35 million dollar home. What this guy does with his money and his time is NONE of your whinny asses business. grow up and move along.

  • 16 mimi // Mar 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Decorating-for your personal tastes.
    Staging-for the max number of buyers.

    This is a real estate website, Jackson. Focused on bad staging.

    You can hunt, you can collect dolls, you can show tons of books or computers, but that would be for the times you wish to enjoy your house, not for when you are selling it. That stuff needs to go away for the time being.

  • 17 Carmella Soprano // Jul 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Is that someone’s drawers hanging out of the mongoose’ mouth? Let’s hope he just managed to snag those off of his murderer as a last act of independence.

  • 18 Leif // Jul 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Carmella, too funny. I think it’s a bird tho’.

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