No one was harmed in the making of this photo from Yahoo Homes' Flickr group

No one was harmed in the making of this photo from Yahoo Homes' Flickr group

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(Photo credit: Pacres, Flickr)

We can't tell you how much we love this photo by Flickr user Pacres, in Yahoo Homes' Flickr group. We'll let the caption speak for itself:

Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year [2009] with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever. Great stories. But two things made me take it down.

First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by.

Second, a 55-year-old lady grabbed the 75-pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that. My yard couldn't take it either. I have more than a few tire tracks where people literally drove up my yard.

We have to confess, we haven't been able to verify the story. We contacted Pacres via Flickr last month but haven't heard back (which is why we're posting this after Christmas -- still apropos, though, no?). But his Flickr profile says he's an editor, so we're hoping that suggests credibility ... ?

And frankly, the idea cracks us up even if the story has holes in it. Maybe, as one commenter on the photo suggests, it'd be a good decoration for next Halloween? : )

Do you have scenes of home to share? We'd love to see photos. Whether you're a designer, a blogger, a contractor, a real estate agent or just a homeowner or renter with a good eye, we welcome your original images of home in Yahoo Homes' Flickr group. Just go to to join and share photos. We might even feature them on our site!

Flickr Photo of the Day, previously:

A scene to shake the winter doldrums
Christmas in Croatia
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