RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: Rapping at my Chamber Door

What knockers!
What knockers!

One raccoon in Sarasota, Florida, wasn’t satisfied with merely stealing Susie Chinn‘s cats’ food. Nope, after using the ill-gotten goods to feeds her babies, the mother raccoon, affectionately (but unoriginally) dubbed “Rocksy,” tried to get Susie’s attention, presumably to ask for more food. Rocksy does this by knocking on Susie’s glass door on the rear deck. Rocksy makes sure she can be heard by holding a small rock in her hand which she rolls against the glass.

It’s cute, but also terrifying. It means they’re using tools. And predicting behavior.

Be afraid, people. Be very afraid.

Source: Inside Edition


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