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Over the years, she's also amassed a taxidermy collection of her own: a groundhog, a fox, an owl, two mice, a couple of deer heads, a doe, some birds — and of course the hamster. “The owl is in a dome above my bed and I have a deer head above the door in the bedroom,” Van Ark says. “The rest are in the living room. I put them in a box like this when I was moving. It wasn’t very stable but I liked the way it looked.”