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Kentucky Pickers: Stuffed Wildcat Edition


If there’s one thing Kentucky fans love more than their teams, it’s the stuff they can buy to support them. KSR wants to see your odd and unique UK memorabilia. No, not just your run of the mill UK flag or t-shirt collection. We want the weird stuff. Have a stuffed Wildcat eating a cardinal? Send it in. A portrait of John Calipari made entirely of popcorn? Send it in. The odder, the better.

The response to our Kentucky Pickers series has been overwhelming. Since Tuesday, I’ve received over 100 emails with pictures and stories of your odd and unique “UK junk,” and by junk, I mean treasures. You guys took my request for pictures of stuffed wildcats seriously–so far, I’ve received pictures of FIVE different stuffed wildcats, which just goes to show that the BBN’s love for their team carries over into taxidermy.

Our first stuffed Cat from Eric and Ashley Rose:

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Eric and his wife Ashley are big UK fans currently living in Tupelo, Mississippi. Eric writes the cat was killed on a friend’s farm and he offered him the skin. Eric took it, thinking it would be a great addition to his UK-themed basement. He build a wooden base to replicate the UK court, and tried various animals in the cat’s mouth, finally deciding that the Cardinal looked the best. He and his kids added the unibrow after wearing it around to tribute to Anthony Davis.

Roy Combs’ stuffed wildcat is just one of the items he sent in:


Our next stuffed Cat comes from Rick:


Rick says that one of the guys who works for him shot the cat while deer hunting and gave it to him. He had it stuffed, put a cardinal in its mouth, and put a signed basketball in its paw. He’s also standing on another UK basketball with tiny cardinals around it.

The next Wildcat belongs to Gary Johnson’s father, who shot it in the woods while deer hunting:


Gary’s cousin made the floor, which is an especially nice touch.

Our final stuffed cat lives at Craig’s house:


Craig trapped the cat in Hart County, and since his wife is a Louisville fan, he had it stuffed to display in their house: “Unfortunately, my wife is a Louisville fan, so I put this cardinal in its mouth just to piss her off every time she walks down the hallway.”

Well done, Craig.

Think you can do better? Send us a picture of your unique “UK junk” along with the story behind it and we’ll post the best ones on the website. Email pictures to [email protected] with the subject heading “Kentucky Pickers.”

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

33 Comments for Kentucky Pickers: Stuffed Wildcat Edition

  1. Teachable Mo'
    4:10 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink


  2. Wildcatsteeler
    4:30 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Only in this redneck state would shooting and killing the actual animal, representing the team, be celebrated.

  3. WGY944
    4:40 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    #2, no there are 49 other redneck states that would do the same, but please, don’t promote slaughtering wild animals…especially wildcats!

  4. Roland
    4:43 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Hope these animals are not on the endangered list or a PETA storm coming. (they might storm, anyway)
    Never seen one in the wild.

  5. Jeff Foxworthy
    4:56 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    You might be a redneck if…..

  6. On the Bandwaggon Stuff
    5:03 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Those are great! Where can I get one… or two?

  7. Innocent Stuff
    5:04 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    I was just cleaning my gun and………

  8. Roland
    5:06 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    I know you explained this request for “UK junk” in earlier posts but be Careful what you ask for.
    Mr.TT might grow intolerant of your career heading. j/k

  9. Roland
    5:08 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    6, aliens think the same of humans.

  10. Ryan
    5:53 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    This is most terrible!

  11. dave
    5:59 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    welp prob will have nightmares after seeing the pics in this post

  12. Suffering Smith
    6:11 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Disgusting the killing of a beautiful wild animal so someone can have a trophy. I hope these owners die in agony from the worst kind of cancer.

  13. Jen
    7:01 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone who’d kill one of these beautiful animals should feel the deepest shame for the rest of their lives. Even to make this post as if these grotesque, profane displays are somehow cute and praiseworthy is disgusting and pathetic. All responsible need some immediate soul-searching.

  14. Sharon
    7:16 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    This is sickening. I usually love most things on this website but this is sad. This are beautiful wild animals that are not killed for food. Please take this down and stop glorifying this type of senseless murder. Do these people have no compassion? Why couldn’t they have just taken a picture?

  15. Bo
    7:27 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Bunch of liberal pussies on here.

  16. Hunters Suck
    7:28 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Terrible… We are supposed to be a civilized people and this is what we do to the animal that represents our university? Wow. Shameful and cruel.

  17. Hunters Suck
    7:29 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Bo— Nothing to be with being liberal. It had to do with not killing for sport. Maybe you would like to be hunted? So many stupid people.

  18. cats11
    7:40 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    17, I don’t think Bo is a cat.

  19. Woohop
    9:04 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Are you kidding me! How pathetic KSR is for displaying such an outrageous article. What king of site are you running now. Never did I think Matt Jones would stoop this low to show such mayhem. It really takes an insensitive group to showcase this sort of slaughter. What a big man it must have taken to shoot and stuff a cat.
    What a sportsman! Congratulations KSR for achieving a new LOW in journalism. You will never be the respected operation I had thought you were. Unbelievable. Maybe the Middlesboro Redneck genes have finally come through!

  20. Miss Nomer
    9:13 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Well, those are all really terrible on all fronts.

  21. The Two- Headed Dog Boy
    9:54 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Did anybody find Flener’s man card while looking through their junk? If anybody does find it, please return it ASAP and maybe he will never do another Bachelor post.

  22. CatsRKillers
    9:59 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    The only reason those cats don’t kill humans is because we’re bigger. Cats are the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for U.S. birds and mammals. Just think how many cute fuzzy squirrels and birds haven’t been eaten alive because someone put a bullet in a wildcat.

  23. Stuck on Blue
    10:44 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t see anything wrong with hunting for food, but it’s not okay to kill any animal just so you can have a “trophy”. To glorify it makes one just as bad as the person who committed the act. To #22 – carnivores eat meat and therefore have kill other animals to eat(even cute fuzzy ones).

  24. TT's Fake Boobs
    11:57 pm May 3, 2013 Permalink

    Hunting for food is a wonderful thing but killing animals for the “sport” of it is a disgusting display of inhumanity. It also helps to compensate for having a small penis.

  25. Flip23
    12:06 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    This ghastly display is the worst thing Ms Tyler T has ever posted…..showing these proud animals lie this is disgusting and revolting……and takes my opinion of TT down more than a few notches……..

  26. Katlover55
    12:20 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    This horrific article should be taken down immediately and the ghoul that wrote it (yes you Tyler) should be reprimanded. This is a disgusting way to show animals…..dead, stuffed……..the worst judgement I’ve seen on this site in years…..perhaps ever.

  27. Nerlens and Boogie
    12:24 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    Shame on you Mrs Tyler… opinion of you was very favorable prior to this horrible series of photos. I am no tree hugger or animal activist, but this taxidermy show is revolting. I agree with the others on this chain, take these pictures off the site. They are disgusting.

  28. Nerlens and Boogie
    12:26 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    22……you are an idiot.

  29. BananaStand
    9:08 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    Really people, this animalm has a hunting season and is not endangered. I don t see a problem.

  30. Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox
    9:20 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    I think it would be hilarious if we started stuffing humans instead of pumping them full of poison, caking them with makeup and stuffing them in a box underground, because that’s not weird at all.

  31. acarms
    9:39 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    Who said they were killed for sport. Bobcat taste like chicken.

  32. MHFaulkner
    9:52 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    Wow. Lots of butt hurt in here.

    It’s a dumb stuffed animal. Do you lose your shit when you wear leather shoes? What’s the difference? Do you eat meat? Failing to see a difference. The animals were killed for a purpose. Were they hunted? Maybe. What if they died of cancer? Would that change your opinions?

    I’m afraid we have a lot of folks that are trying to make a distinction without a difference.

  33. Travis
    10:16 am May 4, 2013 Permalink

    If UK fans, non-fans, want to submit comments to KSR, I think it is a great idea and valuable to both parties. However, if said fan wants to rip KSR publicly or insult a writer for KSR, said fan should use his or her real name. 25 26 27