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Possums Are Not Cute! & Other Myths about Nature's Most Misunderstood Critter - Ally Burguieres

Possums Are Not Cute! & Other Myths about Nature's Most Misunderstood Critter - Ally Burguieres

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New release! Victoria recommens! 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, 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.
 

By Ally Burguieres. Hardcover. 128 pages. Published by Quirk Books, 2022.