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There goes the neighborhood!

I ran across this fellow in the next yard of a property we inspected. Turns out the place was an animal rescue in Sylmar, CA. There were plenty of other exotic animals there as well! I thought I'd share.

 John A. LaRocca - LaRocca Inspections

Comment balloon 6 commentsJohn LaRocca • December 01 2009 12:23PM


Thanks for sharing. Wonder what the buyers thought of having a giraffe for neighbor

Posted by Jane Jensen (Century 21 New Millennium) over 9 years ago

Cool picture, thanks for sharing.

I did an inspection about a year ago where they had a couple of llamas (I think).  There was a retaining wall which I wanted to take a look at inside the fenced area.  I was thinking of going through the fence, then realized I must be nuts.  Those llamas are pretty big!

Posted by Ralph Brady, The premier inspector in Humboldt (Brady Home Inspection) over 9 years ago

Hi John ~ That's a once in a lifetime inspection! What a riot.  That would have been the talk of the office if I ever spotted one on a tour.  Too much.


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 9 years ago

Quite the "Peeping Tom", eh?  Kids would think its pretty cool, I'm sure. 

Posted by Joshua Frederick, Home Inspector in Defiance & all of Northwest Ohio (Home Inspector for ASPEC Residential Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

Looks like he's inspecting you!

Posted by Vince Santos, Southeast Michigan Home Inspector (StepByStep Home Services LC) over 9 years ago

That would be a deal killer for me unless I had kids.

Posted by Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate (Fathom Realty) over 9 years ago