The Raccoon Next Door
You believe your home is your haven, but think again, for there are eyes everywhere! What is that rustle in the bushes? Where did that silver streak come from? Why does your dog bark at nothing?
For most people, urban encounters with wildlife seem accidental and precious; but a wide range of critters—from bats and mice to deer and owls—are among us no matter where we live, whether it be in the country, the suburbs, or even in the city. The Raccoon Next Door is a guide to help us identify and get along with the neighborhood raccoon and all our other wild neighbors. Author Gary Bogue presents stories, anecdotes, and sound advice for coexisting with the common creatures that you might encounter in your front yard, backyard, and sometimes even inside your home. Chuck Todd’s illuminating illustrations bring the animals to life in vivid detail.
The species discussed in the book include everything from coyotes and mountain lions to tarantulas and earwigs, newts and salamanders, songbirds and butterflies. Learn how to be a good animal neighbor using down-to-earth, practical, and homey advice that will show you how to live in harmony with those wild and crazy skunks who like to party all night long!
The Raccoon Next Door, Getting Along with Urban Wildlife
by Gary Bogue with Illustrations by Chuck Todd
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Heyday Books
“(Mr. Bogue is)…an embedded reporter on the front lines of suburban wildlife.” — The New York Times, August 19, 2004