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An engaging and enjoyable book about how to get along with the creatures in your backyard. 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, and 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 the 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 to mountain lions, tarantulas to earwigs, and newts to salamanders, as well as song-birds 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!

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An engaging and enjoyable guide to getting along with the creatures in your backyard with illustrations throughout by Chuck Todd.

Synopsis:

An engaging and enjoyable book about how to get along with the creatures in your backyard.

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 the 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 to mountain lions, tarantulas to earwigs, and newts to salamanders, as well as 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!

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gatobut, September 26, 2011 (view all comments by gatobut)
The title of this book may lead you to believe it's about the wily raccoon, but the author highlights urban wildlife in general, including ravens, gulls, raptors, coyotes, and even jeeper creeper insects. The illustrations are spot-on and the accompanying text is filled with very helpful knowledge and humorous comments ("It's a classic symptom of spring fever in raccoons when they don't cut in line").

As a lifetime city dweller suddenly living in a small but very urban town with curious wildlife, this book has been a huge help. One summer night, I heard a commotion beneath my window. I looked out and there were five squabbling, noisy raccoon kits. Their mother had left them there while she foraged, apparently convinced they were safe since I was there watching the Olympics on the telly. One of those kits still lives nearby, and he is devoted to my pond and swimming. Although I am pretty sure this was due to NBC's nonstop coverage of the swimming and diving events, Mr. Bogue's understanding of wildlife made me realize this wasn't unusual in the highly intelligent raccoon family.

Lately, Aquaboy the Raccoon has been joined by skunks, opossums, and even little foxes. Instead of calling the pest company as most would, I just reach for this book and read about the proclivities of my wildlife companions and enjoy their banter and activity.
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ISBN:
9781890771713
Author:
Todd, Chuck
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Illustrator:
Todd, Chuck
Location:
Berkeley, Calif.
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
California
Subject:
Urban animals
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Series Volume:
108-52
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
7.98x8.02x.41 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An engaging and enjoyable guide to getting along with the creatures in your backyard with illustrations throughout by Chuck Todd.
"Synopsis" by , An engaging and enjoyable book about how to get along with the creatures in your backyard.

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 the 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 to mountain lions, tarantulas to earwigs, and newts to salamanders, as well as 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!

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