The Raccoon Next Door: Getting Along with Urban Wildlife


Paperback, 8 x 8, 160 pages, with b&w illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781890771713. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Gary Bogue; Illustrations by Chuck Todd


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 you might encounter in your backyard. 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!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Author and wildlife expert Gary Bogue was curator of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, California, for twelve years. He also wrote a daily column about pets and wildlife for the Contra Costa Times and Bay Area News Group for 42 years, and authored There’s an Opossum in My BackyardThere’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard, and The Raccoon Next Door.


Chuck Todd is an award-winning illustrator and visual journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. After more than two decades as a newspaper artist and presentation editor, Chuck has turned his focus to creating illustrations for children’s books, magazines, websites, and comics. Is That a Skunk? is his fourth illustrated wildlife book with author Gary Bogue.