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Possums may steal your garbage...but with this book, they'll also steal your heart
Possums are more than the ugly-cute icons of the internet. These so-called "trash animals" and "pointy kitties" are not only relatable avatars for anxious but resilient people everywhere, but nature's secret clean-up crew.
Organized around common myths that have given possums a bad reputation, this fun and offbeat book reveals the truth about possums through dozens of adorable photos, informative illustrations, and fascinating facts. Did you know that...
- Possums protect people and pets from disease A single possum can eat up to 4,000 ticks per week.
- Possums excel at interspecies friendships, often sleeping in other animals' dens.
- Because of their low body temperature, possums are practically immune to rabies.
- Possums are shy creatures: when they "play dead," they are actually fainting from anxiety
Written by wildlife rehabber and possum advocate Ally Burguieres, known for her popular Instagram account @ItsMeSesame, this accessible and giftable guide explains why possums deserve our admiration and offers tips on how we can protect and advocate for these magical marsupials.