There’s an Opossum in My Backyard

A friendly opossum finds adventure in a family’s backyard

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A baby opossum falls off her mother’s back and finds herself in a strange new world—a suburban backyard. As the Green family and the opossum become acquainted with each other, the adventurous creature learns to sneak food from the dog bowl, avoid capture by an owl, and make friends with other wildlife along the way.

From the team who created the popular urban wildlife guide The Raccoon Next Door comes a story introducing one of California’s most adorable and intriguing critters.

Chuck ToddIllustrator and visual journalist Chuck Todd is the presentation editor at the Contra Costa Times. An award-winning newspaper illustrator, his artwork has been exhibited at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in addition to other venues across the west coast. A portfolio of Chuck's work can be seen at
Gary BogueGary Bogue was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, California, from 1967 to 1979. For thirty-two years he has written a popular daily column on pets, wildlife, and environmental issues for the Contra Costa Times. He lives in Benicia, California, with his wife, two cats, a parrot, and a cockatoo.