Location: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Occurrence Date: 09/08/2015
Info From Licensor: "Knock, Knock" ..."Who's there?" It's Rocksy the Raccoon!!! I have been a huge animal lover my entire life and have been very involved with animal rescue, so when wildlife shows up in my yard, I am always delighted and love to watch them. This little raccoon, ROCKSY, was born in my yard and spends a lot of her time lounging around! I have several cats that I feed, and of course, if there is any cat food left, the wildlife snags it! LOL Months ago... I heard loud banging... it was her... sitting on her butt... holding a little rock and slamming it on the metal door frame and rubbing the rock back and forth across the glass! It was hysterical. Then, she stopped for a while... I thought something had happened to her, but now I think it was because she was so pregnant, it was too much work! She recently had her babies... and there she was knocking again... as if to say, "HEY YOU! The cat food bowl is empty and I am nursing four babies... I need nourishment... do you know how much energy it takes to feed four kids at once?" LOL I crack up when she does this and decided to share it... it is adorable. I also want people to understand that just because a raccoon is out in the DAY, does NOT mean it has rabies. This is such a myth. So many times it is a mother raccoon looking for food in the day because she stays with her babies at night to protect them from predators. I just want everyone to know how wonderful, smart and sweet raccoons are and we need to treat them with love and respect and let them live their lives in peace. Cover your trash, block areas where they can come in and if you see one stuck in a huge trash dumpster... put in a board or tree branch so they can climb out. If you love raccoons and other wildlife and would like to donate to my favorite wildlife rescue where I have volunteered for years... visit: www.wildlifeinc.org "
"Knock Knock!" "Who's there?" ROCKSY THE RACCOON!!!! This silly raccoon has figured out that after she has raided the cat food bowl and it is empty... that she will just knock on the door... FOR HOURS.... until I refill it! It is hysterical! She is adorable and has lived in my yard for years... not sure how she figured out how to knock... but it certainly works! LOL
Meet "ROCKSY!" I love raccoons and have rescued many over the years. I also have some that live in my jungle yard and have for years. This little one is special... for she is not only adorable... but SMART! She steals the cat food and when their bowl is empty... she learned that she can get my attention by knocking on my back door! She has been doing this for about 9 months now... she gets a rock and slams it on either the metal frame of the door or slides a rock back and forth across my back door! It is so scratched up and I so do NOT care... I just crack up at sweet Roxy! She will use a little rock or a big rock. I can toss it away and she will go find another rock! LOL She is a nursing proud mommy of four baby raccoons. Mother raccoons come out in the day to find food and stay in the den with their babies at night to protect them from predators. The myth that if you see a raccoon out in the day... that is must be rabid... is so wrong. Please open your heart to my precious little Rocksy... she will make your day... just like she does mine each and every day! Enjoy!!!