January 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM EST

Next week’s season finale of A&E’s Hoarders goes to a whole new couch-cringe level with a man who has collected more than 2,500 rats.

Meet this real-life Willard — he’s single, ladies! — in an exclusive TV Insider preview below:

Here’s a second clip. Because you know you need to know more.

I’m still traumatized by the season opener of Hoarders that featured a woman who collected (among many, many other things) the skeletal remains of her deceased cats and her own poop (she neatly bundled the excrement in hundreds of plastic bags — because, you know, that makes it better).

The rat-tastic Hoarders finale airs Monday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. on A&E? Will you watch?

UPDATE: A reader below points out that the rats were taken to a local shelter and put up for adoption. Finding this both hilarious and rather life affirming, emailed A&E to see if true. Spokesperson says, yes, the rats were put up for adoption and that “many found homes.”

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