Weird things people leave behind

Some pretty strange things have been left behind when people move out of their homes. In the Pacific Palisades, Amalfi Estates agent Anthony Marguleas once needed to call a seller who had just moved out to ask her how she wanted him to dispose of the ashes -- yes, those kind of ashes -- left behind in an urn in the attic.

Turns out the ashes were those of a long-lost pet, and the celebrity seller said to just toss them. So much for sentimentality.

On another occasion, a family selling their home in Venice bequeathed their cat to the new buyers, who had a dog. At first, the cat rejected the arrangement and lived outside. Eventually, the new owners passed the catnip test and Miss Kitty deemed them worthy of her companionship.

Bigger Pockets recently queried its readers -- mostly real estate investors -- about what they've found left behind by tenants. Seems a lot of sex toys and porn magazines never make it into the moving box. But weirdest among the weird: a gold tooth, a pregnancy tester and a loaded gun -- not all found in the same place.
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