Why Are Cats Terrified of Cucumbers?

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  1. Kaybee Arianator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    There must be some kind of science behind this?

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    They look like snakes.
     
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    They looks like cocks
     
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    I thought this was going to be a joke TS.

    I can't imagine why a cat would be afraid of a cucumber. Maybe they know something we don't.
     
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    I tried this, it didn't work
     
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    The penalty for any small mammal getting bit by a snake, constrictor or venomous, is usually total. There's no time for small mammals to have a learning curve about snakes. That stuff is hardwired.

    It's even hardwired in us, which is why humans develop snake-related phobias especially easily compared to fear of other things.
     
  7. Kaybee Arianator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    That makes sense
     
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    I understand but cucumber don't really look like snakes IMO. I also thought cats hunted some snakes.
     
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    At first glance, green, organic and cylindrical? Housecat or a rodent better react quickly to something that looks like that two inches away. If it were a real snake, the extra time taken to try to distinguish between snake and cucumber would mean end of story.

    Anyway, yeah cats will do crazy shit. They'll take on a full grown alligator. But they'll do it face to face because they're cocky idiots. All of these cat reaction gifs are situations where, from the cat's perspective, it seems like a snake has silently slithered up to it to potentially attack an undefended part of its body.
     
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    Snake!
     
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    Because little pussies are scared of the big D
     
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    I like how they just fly vertically upward when they realize the cucumber has the drop on them.
     
  13. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes, many cats hunt snakes.
     
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    It's more likely because when they went to eat, there was no cucumber. Then when they turn around to leave suddenly there is this huge cucumber thing that's right up in their grill. You could like sneak up anything there that's big dark and low to the ground and they would freak out as you would too.
     
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    Those people are assholes. Those cars are eating in a place they trust then they put a thing the cat thinks is a snake. Instinct takes over and the cat tries to get the fuck out.
     
  17. Kaybee Arianator Belt Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Don't worry, the cats will eventually get revenge

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    Because they’re not lesbians?
     

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