Judy Los Angeles, CA 9/21/2011 9:27:53 PM I live in Los Angeles, and most of what people are saying - I agree with - I thank Arizona for the toad mention - I didn't know. I don't like those nasty varments - possums. Living in a city with canyons & hills you always have to be on the lookout for rattlers and the occassional bobcats. I take my Husky to Laurel Cyn. dog park -and a rattlesnake came into the park. For a couple of years we had mountain lion warnings. As most know, predators follow their food supply. You always need to be aware of your surroundings. I love to go hiking with the dogs and my job is to make sure we "avoid rattlesnakes and poison oak", poison oak and rattlesnakes - repeat until safe.