Because cats really seem afraid of cucumbers as you can see below. That s due to selective breeding and the cucumber having all of its predatory genes bred out.
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Why are cats afraid of cucumbers reddit. If a cat sees something slithering over the ground the cat often will jump a couple of feet up in the air a behavior that prevents getting bitten by a snake slobodchikoff said. Wow i did not expect this post to blow up. A number of animal experts tell upvoted it could also be because cats associate the cucumbers with snakes and their brains like the brains of all mammals are reportedly predisposed to fear snakes.
And this community takes cucumbers very very seriously. The most scientific explanation for it is that cats mistake the cucumber for a snake. Subreddit subreddit find submissions in subreddit.
It s full of what you d expect people sharing videos and gifs of cucumbers scaring cats. You ve seen all the memes gifs and videos of cats literally leaping into the air in fright at the sight of a cucumber. Use the following search parameters to narrow your results.
Cucumbers scare cats apparently. There s even a section on reddit cucumbers scaring cats dedicated to well you get it by now. Their main prey were cats and so cats developed a natural fear of cucumbers and to an extent pickles gherkins they resemble an immature cucumber although ironically modern day cucumbers are more scared of cats than cats are of them.
If not all cats are scared of cucumbers why are these cats in particular so scared of them. That same month a community was created on reddit called cucumbers scaring cats. Why cats are afraid of cucumbers.
Are all cats scared of cucumbers. Some cats are scared of cucumbers. Videos of cats being scared by similarly phallic objects like bananas and dildos are not allowed.
Usually if the cucumber is behind them and they see it from the corner of their eyes. Press j to jump to the feed. Cucumbers scare cats apparently.
Get more science. Does it have to do with them eating and then being sneaked up on by a cucumber. Special thanks to the reddit upvote team.
Cucumbers look enough like a snake to have the cat s instinctive fear of snakes kick in this instinctive fear of snakes can cause cats to panic he added.