Animals in the House

#1. This would be a great home office if it weren’t for all the, you know, dead animals.

#2. This house on Hunters Hollow Lane (no joke) has a runaway rabbit in the living room.

#3. “Good morning! How did you sleep?”

#4. This home office has kind of gone to the dogs.

#5. Here’s a master bedroom that has it all, including a sexy cow painted on the wall.

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  1. says

    This is hilarious!!! The first picture looks more like a zoo than anything else! Gosh… how??? Just tell how someone would think this is cool? LOL

    You got me laughing this morning! :-)


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  2. Julie says

    Yikes. I know a real estate agent who has his office loaded with – well, dead animals – he is crazy (and not in a funny, ha ha way). I sure hope there isn’t more than one of him out there, but it looks like there must be.

    • shelly joseph says

      ROFL.. Oh My! that your so right it looks like the Chick-fil-a cow in drag.. LOL

  3. says

    Who. On Earth. Would paint a sexy cow in their master bedroom?? It looks like Stew Leonard’s for God’s sake. Wait…Is it their house? lol

  4. says

    That elephant does look like it is real. My friend’s dad is a big game hunter and he goes to Africa a few times a years and bring back large animals (zebra, crocs, antelope, etc) and he has them displayed in his house like this. Its creepy and sad.

  5. threadbndr says

    I don’t really have a problem with taxidermy per se, but in a real estate listing???? Rent a storage unit, folks!

  6. kristina says

    We actually did go into a house like the first one when we were househunting! Since we were seeing so many houses, we tended to give them nicknames. Of course this one was dubbed “the dead animal house”. That kind of moniker does not translate into good ju-ju!

    • shelly joseph says

      me too..its like he is looking right at you.. saying “why did you let them take a picture of me?”

  7. says

    Next time there is that awkward social moment otherwise known as the ‘elephant in the room’ I will have to come up with something else to say. Because clearly I have never really experience the elephant in the room…….

  8. Maribeth says

    For some reason, I particularly like the four-poster bed with one long poster. Creative furniture editing!

  9. says

    Can’t tell you how many listing photos I see with “live” animals in them. I tell my clients that I can photoshop out any unwanted pets. (I actually like the safari home office…really)

  10. says

    Oh my goodness, these are hilarious!! Last year we were invited to dinner at our Insurance guys house, and in the LIVING room was a stuffed buffalo!! It was huge! Wish I had taken a picture 😀

  11. says

    That’s a big elephant head. But that last one with the can-can cow… Um. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!

    BTW, I drove by one of your old bad MLS houses the other day (we were going to an open house and happened to pass by). You remember the one with the tub in the counter? It sold a little while ago and I was curious to see if they fixed it up. It was awesome: they put a couch on the uncovered porch. Nice.

  12. Emily says

    When my parents were house hunting back when I was 8 or so they went to a house where the realtor said, “and here’s the trophy room!” as she opened a doorway. Us kids were all expecting sports trophies and were horrified when it turned out to be a room full of dead animals!

    My parents did buy the house though and the “trophy room” is now the family room…

  13. Dean says

    Lordy! That cow painting…. Why?!
    On second thought, maybe I don’t want to know the answer…

  14. says

    The first photo reminds me of a book from my childhood, where all the animal statues came to life after dark! (No, not Jumanji or the movie Night at the Museum…but those could apply here too!)
    The dog at the computer would be cute – if the rest of the room wasn’t in such disarray! :)

  15. says


    With all of the shows on TV now about “staging” a house to sell, why oh why wouldn’t the Realtor have had them make a few (subtle) changes?!?!?!

  16. says

    Ahhh – it’s Wilbur Smith meets Jumanji! I hope every room features the fauna of a different continent? Fight off dingoes in the dining room, bears in the bedrooms…

  17. says

    That first photo has got to be Ted Nugent’s office. It HAS to be! The sexy cow on the wall is absolutely hysterical! What look were they trying to achieve exactly? These listings are too funny, thanks for sharing, Julia!

  18. T. says

    I want to see the other rooms in that sexy cow house. Or maybe I don’t!!

  19. Kim says

    Oh man, that first picture is crazy and creepy. Reminds me of Jumanji and Chronicles of Narnia.

    The owners thought that painting that cow on the wall would make the room feel sexy. Boy were they wrong. If anything, it turns me off.

  20. susan says

    I clicked on the link for the cow house…there’s another bedroom with elvis + painted on the wall…

  21. says

    I do like that they kept all the animals in the room from one continent, Africa. It always bugged me when I grew up and watched old Tarzan movies and there would be African, Asian, South and Central American animals all mixed together. Just an ex-zookeeper pet peeve.

      • says

        The old Johnny Weismuller ones. They’d have Asian elephants with fake ears to like African ones, tigers (from Asia), lots of macaws ( South America), boa constrictors (Americas). I think the movies used whatever animals were available.

  22. su says

    look Jim! Mutual of Omaha’s studio just got a face lift for the animal kingdom series…
    Coming soon in 3-D tv

  23. Bridget says

    What’s with the bed posts in picture #4. One side is tall and the others are all short?

  24. says

    I don’t think i could have a restful sleep with those animals in the bedroom. The house owner for sure is an animal lover, it would be more weird if these wild animals came into Life.

  25. says

    That cow in lingerie is so… I can’t even find the words to express how creepy. I would definitely be having the priest with a giant vat of holy water over, if I bought that house!

  26. says

    Thanks for the laughs…I can’t even imagine the person who would like a home office like the first one. Man oh man!

  27. threadbndr says

    BTW, my sister does handcrafted murals for a side business and re the cow she says, “That artist needs a disclaimer – ‘this mural must be painted over before you sell the house’. “

  28. says

    Wow. Thanks for the laugh. I’d be more afraid of the sexy cow than the deer head when I went to sleep at night. I mean, really! 😛

    • shelly joseph says

      I don’t know with that deer head.. I would be staring at it all night.. while it was watching me.. I would have to put something in front it.. LOL still hillarious..

  29. says

    This is hilarious. I guess these aren’t the most successful realtors listing these homes?

    And what happened to a coat of white paint to cover that scandalous cow, please – nobody is going to consider that a must have.

    Why don’t they just say, “we don’t want to sell our house, someone is making us”? Thanks for the laugh.

  30. Nathan says

    …A sexy cow who clearly hasn’t mastered makeup application, lol. But seriously, I would love that elephant head – but NOT if it were real!!