You don’t get to choose your neighbors. But every now and then we end up pleasantly surprised – or at the very least amused by the folks who live around us.

In fact, sometimes it’s not just the humans who live around us that keep us on our toes, but the pets and wildlife. It all depends on your neighborhood.

Just check out these 50 photos taken by people near their homes to see the kinds of kooky neighbors you could run into: