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April 10, 2020
How many people do you know that can say that they are greeted by 2 taxidermied tigers when they walk into their basement? These beauties would make Joe Exotic himself jealous. They’ll be sure to make some unaware house guests hearts’ skip a beat.
This room in the basement further shows the owner’s love for Native American culture. I especially love the headdress displayed on top of the aforementioned bear skin rugs. These Native American artifacts were purchased at trade shows that Alfonso Mellijor has attended over the years.
Pictures of big cats hanging from the wall. Two massive elephant tusks. A brutally realistic taxidermy of a leopard feasting on a gazelle. If you hadn’t guessed already, this room has an Africa theme. Unfortunately, the lion skin rug, similar to the bear skin rugs, was from a hunted animal. It too was purchased before Mellijor knew that the claws on the animal or lack thereof were a tell to whether the animal was from the zoo or from the wild.