to not get why people have deer heads on their walls?

(80 Posts)
TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:28:42

They take up so much room! Surely a smaller animal would work better? You'd have room for family photos and commemorative plates too.

Maybe cats or turtles would work better. Or a hamster if you live in a flat.

I have the mental image of a teeny tiny hamster head now... Thanks for that...

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 22:31:14

A pub I know has the taxidermized heads of many animals up on the wall, including, if you look closely, a spaniel.

What I really don't get is the postmodern-y deer heads made of paper or something.

FridgeBenefits Thu 06-Dec-12 22:31:24

I'd love a hamster head on my wall grin

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:37:00

LRD if you're gonna have an animal head on your wall, you need to make sure it's made of animal.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 22:37:49

That's the rule I've always lived by, santa.

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 06-Dec-12 22:38:02


They may very well have been there for a few hundred years and cast a very amusing nose picking type shadow on the fucking ugly portrait of your great granddads distant relation Mary whose portrait freaks you out.

And have you ever tried to set fire to one of those bastard things?

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:39:50

My neighbour's cat would look nice on my wall... It matches the paint.

ArtVandelay Thu 06-Dec-12 22:43:02

Mine is just a section of skull and antlers on a plaque. No fur or eyes. Its very useful for hanging things on - seasonal decorations etc.

I didn't shoot it myself, I found it at a flea market and just fancied it.

YABU until you've at least tried it yourself smile

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:45:36

I suppose I could use somewhere to hang my hats...

Hamster heads aren't so good for hats...

Maybe a set of badger feet?

TheReturnOfBridezilla Thu 06-Dec-12 22:45:59


Please tell your neighbour that.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:48:29

I wonder how a selection of dogs sorted by size would look...

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:49:04

Apart from surprised obviously.

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Thu 06-Dec-12 22:50:50

It is Hunter Chique.

It is like making a mockery of the leisuring classes that are leading us out into doom and gloom.

PatFenis Thu 06-Dec-12 22:51:58

My fucking shitty arsed cat's head who has recently taken to dumping in the house on my carpets(crapets) because she is being bullied in the garden a gay ginger tom ...grow some fucking balls girl and twat the fucker , then stop shitting on my carpets angry

Asinine Thu 06-Dec-12 22:53:18

I suppose it is nicer to look at than deer arses, though

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:55:12

pat! Where have you been? Get over to the sweary thread!

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 22:58:38

Do pets at home deliver?

PretzelTime Thu 06-Dec-12 23:05:18

Antlers, OK fine, but I don't get why you'd want a severed animal head on your wall at all. It's like they're spying on you with their dead, accusing eyes.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Thu 06-Dec-12 23:19:45

Maybe you should replace their eyes with those giant comedy sunglasses? Or those eyes on springs.

cynnerthenaughtyreindeer Thu 06-Dec-12 23:23:01

The only dead head I would hang on my wall would be a pink glitter unicorn

cynnerthenaughtyreindeer Thu 06-Dec-12 23:23:50 dirty git! where you bin?

SoleSource Thu 06-Dec-12 23:47:04

<nails goldfish to wall>

QuickLookBusy Thu 06-Dec-12 23:54:40

We've got antlers on the wall.

They are very good for playing that hoopla game.

Asinine Fri 07-Dec-12 00:04:30


You could have a deer and skittles party

You could get a deers arse and put it on the other side of the wall grin

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 08:34:24

Ooh! I could put a mechanism in one the legs to make it twitch grin

MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Dec-12 08:38:08

i wish animal rights terrorists would do one, and shuv the antlers sideways up their arse.

deer cause all sorts of problems to heathland and grase to a certain level, they need to be culled/eated whatever so other smaller wildlife can have the chance to build nests rtc and it affects the whole eco system. when deer numbers get too high.

i dont have any myself my house is too small, but have no problems with it


worldgonecrazy Fri 07-Dec-12 08:42:47

We have two sets of antlers, one with skull, one without, and another set which we haven't got around to hanging. They are very useful for hanging Christmas decorations from.

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 08:46:52

Last time I went to see GP there was one of those lifestyle magazines where people have all sorts of strange design choices.
In it, ti showed a bathroom. Roll top bath in the middle of the room (no sink or toilet viaible from the picture), bare floor boards, black walls and an enourmous deerhead. It was positioend so it would be looking at you whilst you were in the bath <shivers>
No thank you

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 08:49:00

Who's an animal rights terrorist?

I love a bit of venison. I also love a bit of turkey. Wouldn't pin a wishbone on my wall, but that's just me.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 08:49:49

I'd actually like an animal with the capacity to look shocked. That would be an interesting talking piece for dinner parties...

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 08:50:44

chopsy it should stare at you while you're on the toilet. That'd be best.

stifnstav Fri 07-Dec-12 08:50:50

Oh dear, I have one and he is not made of animal, plus he has a name!

When people see him, they say "hmmm, that's different", which means they hate him. I don't mind, the baby loves looking at him.

I wouldn't tolerate him watching me in the bath though.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 08:53:58

It's no wonder they hate it, it's a vegetarian head! For every vegetarian head someone buys, a real one gets wasted, left to stare blankly at the sky, in a field, no body to keep it company sad

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 08:54:09

It might stare whilst you are on the toilet, but I couldnt see the toilet from the photo.

It was pretty terrifying.

Fakebook Fri 07-Dec-12 08:56:14
MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Dec-12 08:58:15

thank you fakebook

Spons Fri 07-Dec-12 09:09:20

They've got a (v cute) Rudolph reindeer one in a shop by me, it's lovely put also £40!!! reindeer head

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 09:18:31

Sorry, I thought I was being accused of being one for starting this thread! grin

catgirl1976geesealaying Fri 07-Dec-12 09:24:12

The new ones are the new "twigs and shit"

Or "stags and shit" as I call it

HullyEastergully Fri 07-Dec-12 09:25:19

I have lots of deer heads and at Chrimboloid we have a deer head that moves and sings.

So ner

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 09:27:03

Oh hully... I'm not surprised, but I am disappointed...

MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Dec-12 09:55:56

did you have a billy bass back in the day hully?

we have bronze stag called sid it that helps

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 10:45:56
ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Fri 07-Dec-12 10:49:01

They should have plastic singing bass heads wearing Santa hats instead. That's classy.

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 10:49:22

I made the mistake of looking at the UKtaxidermy website

Octopus anyone?

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 10:51:19


I cant stop now

ChristmasSpiritEndorphins Fri 07-Dec-12 10:53:03

Oh, it is the entire body, not just a head. Like this.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 10:56:09
TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 10:58:01
Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:15:18

Thats definately one for the bathroom. Your OH would never hang around in there for ages again!

For those who wanted one, theres a deers 'rear end' on here, about

Also a squirrel in a canoe?


Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:17:13
HullyEastergully Fri 07-Dec-12 11:19:29

I have a stuffed owl

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:19:53

Better than a sofa!

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:20:40

Could be used a toddler climbing frame, and possibly a dining table

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:20:49

Do you also have a stuffed piglet, pooh and Christopher robin?

HullyEastergully Fri 07-Dec-12 11:22:16

No, just an owl

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:23:38

That would be a great showpiece in a nursery. Not sure how legal human taxidermy is though?

poozlepants Fri 07-Dec-12 11:23:42

It's fashion innit. It's the same reason why people had macrame plant holders with spiderplants and lava lamps in the 70's. People will look back in 20 years and think 'why the fuck did we have a fake dead animal skull on our wall and why did we have words plastered over everything like we forgot what to do - Cook, Live, Bathe, Love etc?'.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:24:58
HullyEastergully Fri 07-Dec-12 11:25:14

I inherited my owl, trouble is, it would seem heartless to get rid of it, it looks at me with its great owly eyes

PretzelTime Fri 07-Dec-12 11:26:40

And I made the mistake of clicking Chopsypie's octupus link while eating.


TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:26:57

I'd actually really like a study with oxblood leather armchairs and a huge globe and some dead animals.

It's part of my "lottery" house. Next door to my arcade.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:28:11

hully if you ever want rid of it I'd be happy to sit and stroke it all day smile

HullyEastergully Fri 07-Dec-12 11:29:32

I couldn't, but thank you.

Also, it's in a glass dome so not very strokable

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Fri 07-Dec-12 11:30:25

Or how about a nice girly one

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:36:32

I'd have to have a strokeable one. Otherwise I'd probably keep knocking on the glass asking if it had enough air...

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:39:59

thesecretsanta Mine to. Except mine is a library. Like the one in Beauty and the Beast. But with Dark Green wallpaper and dead things on the walls

quoteunquote Fri 07-Dec-12 11:42:05

I thought the reason to have a stag head on the wall was so when you do the knicker flick with your foot, as you take off your undercrackers your knickers have somewhere to display themselves, if you fail to catch them on your head.

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Fri 07-Dec-12 11:47:42

Have you heard of Emma Hawkins? She's an antique dealer who specialises in taxidermy. I would spend so much money in her shop. Plus I'm a tiny bit in love with her blush

amillionyears Fri 07-Dec-12 11:49:07

I think I will take this thread with a pinch of salt [and pepper, and, do people eat deer?]

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:52:13

Yes if you can afford it. Venison is deer.

Chopsypie Fri 07-Dec-12 11:52:56

I am loving the giraffe thing on her website.

<sigh> I've always wanted a Giraffe

MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Dec-12 11:53:05

bendy i love that shop its not far from me. its like a v posh ikea.

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Fri 07-Dec-12 11:54:29

Wow really? Sounds fab. I saw that in an unusal type gifts magazine the other day. I'd love a look round the shop.

MrsBucketxx Fri 07-Dec-12 13:30:27

its in ledbury herefordshire. its not easy to find its up a tiny alleyway. infact the whole town has lots of shops like that, i always spend loads when im there

stifnstav Fri 07-Dec-12 23:39:13

Oh god Bendy, she is very like my boyo! Please don't refer to my taste as "girly", I've just died inside a little bit.

And Hully, just when I thought I couldn't think you were more super tops trumps, you tell us you have an OWL! I need a stuffed owl, to go in my... erm, erm, anywhere!

Pictureperfect Sat 08-Dec-12 09:01:20

Someone who used to live in our village had a big crocodile (or alligator) head on their wall (you could see it when you went past). At Christmas it used to wear a Santa hat! As much as I don't normally like heads on walls this for some reason used to make me smile

TheSecretSantaDNCOP Sat 08-Dec-12 10:56:27

I used to live in Cardiff and there was a cigar shop in one of the Victorian arcades. No one knew the name, everyone knew it as the bear shop because it had a stuffed grizzly bear in the window.

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