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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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Looks like he's inspecting you!

Posted by Vince Santos, Southeast Michigan Home Inspector (StepByStep Home Services LC) over 10 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 10 years ago