His landlord sold Tony Tocco's Lawndale house for condos, and now Tocco has to find a home for his unusual menagerie. He's got the usual dog, cat, snake and crows named Cheryl and Blackie—and a hundred Pacific tree frogs in a backyard pond. He's been checking leads for a month, but "it's hard to explain to people about the crows," he says. Today's Breeze calls it "a classic South Bay real estate story, but with a twist."
Frogs frogs everywhere
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