Close encounters of the creature kind:
I was performing an inspection several years ago in an older home. The owner of the home was an elderly lady that insisted upon being present for the inspection. As I parted the old heavy living room drapes to inspect a picture window out flew a bat. Of course, the next words out of the home owners mouth were, “Oh, my goodness! That bat wasn’t here before you arrived!” So, the home inspection was put on the back burner while the home buyer, the real estate agent and I chased the bat throughout the house for probably fifteen minutes. Our best attempts to capture the bat were futile. Finally, as it flew through the living room, the lady’s cat jumped up and batted it out of the air and into the couch. I pounced upon it with a bed sheet and carried it outside and released it. It’s always something… - Mike Bryan, MGB Inspection Service, Inc.
Saved for a Rainy Day:
While inspecting a tenant house on a farm once, I removed the cover of a gas forced air furnace only to discover one of the ports of the heat exchanger neatly packed with grain. A mouse was preparing for winter by using it as a silo. - Mike Bryan, MGB Inspection Service, Inc.
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