Reuben Saltzman

Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, part 2

Unlike most blog posts that you’ll find here, this one has no educational value at all. If you follow our Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen a lot of these photos, but not all of them.

Here at Structure Tech, we also have our own “internal” Facebook page for employees only, which we have a lot of fun with. I sorted through a few thousand of those photos to pick a few winners for this post.


This basement had creepy-crawlies caught in spider webs all over the place, and there were no lights. Yuck.

Creepy crawly

Why was this creepy doll hanging out in the attic? We’re pretty sure someone just put it there to weird us out.

Creepy doll in attic

Side note: Milind has an unnatural fear of old dolls. About 10% of the photos on our internal Facebook page are old doll photos, with Milind tagged in the photo. Someone may have even left a bunch of old dolls on his truck one day. Good times 🙂

Milind loves dolls

Toasted mice. This was a terrible place for them to build a nest, right?

Toasted mice

Electrical disconnects are an even worse place for mice to make homes.

Mouse in panel

This next collage was especially awesome. The electrical conduit was disconnected, so mice were climbing up to the upper panel and frogs were falling down into the lower panel.

Mice and frogs in panels

Speaking of frogs, or maybe toads, we find them in the weirdest places. This one was hanging out in a plumbing vent.

Toad in plumbing vent

Here’s another one, but hidden a bit better. Do you see it?

Frog in plumbing vent

This one looks happy as a clam, hanging out below this dripping drain valve at a water heater.

Happy toad

Eye see you.

Eye see you

Fishnado? This fish was sitting in the backyard of an unoccupied house, no bodies of water nearby.


Speaking of stuff found in the yard, check out these baby bunnies. They were just sitting in the front yard of a busy intersection on Summit Avenue. I almost stepped on ’em.

Baby bunnies 2

I took a short video of the bunnies too, to show my kids.

These bunnies were even less well-hidden.

Baby bunnies

Deephaven apparently has some monster bees. Beware. Dustin took this photo showing a regular-sized bee next to a monster bee.

monster bee

Squirrels love sharing our homes, and they make huge messes in the process. We caught this one coming home.

Squirrel entering fascia

Here’s the guiltiest looking squirrel we’ve ever seen.

guilty squirrel

This one got stuck. We’ve shared this photo before, but it’s worth sharing again.

stuck squirrel

This is an accidentally creepy photo of Matt.  “HERE’S JOHNNY!”

Here's Matt!

Creepy crawl space.

Creepy crawl space

I should have included a dime for scale. This spider was huge. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Huge spider

Have you ever heard of a snake house? It’s a thing.

Snake in house

Live rat.

Rat by floor drain

Dead rat.

Dead rat

Sewer rats.

Sewer Rats

Don’t wake the bat.

Bat in bedroom

Spotted in a crawl space. No idea what it was.

Skeleton and fur

Why was this doll in a crawl space?

Doll in crawlspace

And perhaps one of the creepiest things we’ve seen this year, an old doll floating face-down in a sump basket, covered in bugs. They all float down there… Red balloon

Floating doll in sump basket

Happy Halloween!

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4 responses to “Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, part 2”

  1. Charles
    November 1, 2017, 2:12 am

    Great blog, great timing for it Buddy!

  2. Reuben Saltzman
    November 1, 2017, 4:43 am

    Thanks Charles!

  3. Lois Baker
    November 1, 2017, 12:25 pm

    Creepy!! Thanks for sharing (I think!).

  4. Jeff
    November 5, 2017, 12:20 pm

    you guys have a lot of fun.
    the frogs in the plumbing vents are tree (probably Cope’s gray) frogs, common if you have woods around, monster bee is probably a Cicada killer wasp, I’ve seen those baby cottontail bunnies too, but never the rats…ugh

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