I saw an opossum in my yard. Is this normal?

The City of La Mesa is home to an array of native wild animals. Skunks, foxes, opossums, raccoons, ducks, coyotes and bats all call La Mesa home. You may discover that wildlife has become a frequent visitor to your home. Native animals will enter a yard for three main reasons; food, water and shelter. By eliminating these enticements you can make your yard less appealing to the animals, preventing their late night visits. Close all openings under your home, deck and out buildings. Make sure all trash is placed in proper receptacles with a tight lid. Keep small pets indoors at night and bring in any pet food. Keep ripe fruit picked from the tree and raked up from the ground. 

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1. When should I license my dog and where do I go to do it?
2. Does my dog need to be on a leash when we go for a walk?
3. My neighbor never picks up after his dog, isn't he supposed to remove the dog's leavings?
4. I can't find my pet! Where do I look for it?
5. I saw an opossum in my yard. Is this normal?
6. Is it illegal to leave my pet in my car when I go shopping?
7. What is animal cruelty?
8. How many dogs are allowable to live in one household?
9. What is a vicious dog and what is the process for handling a vicious dog?