But this might not be entirely true. According to Animal behaviour specialist Dr Roger Mugford, cats would be scared of just about anything you put behind them without them noticing. "I suspect that there would be the same reaction to a model spider, a plastic fish or a human face mask says Mumford. Cats are shown to be suspicious of anything that moves rapidly, makes a lot of noise, or lights up erratically : essentially, anything that they dont fully understand, which isnt really that different from most animals, including humans. But the question remains: Why on Earth are cats frightened by these innocuous vegetables? To be fair, there arent any videos of cats seeing a cucumber from a distance and then walking up to interrogate it, so perhaps its the unexpected sight of a cucumber behind them thats frightening, not the cucumber itself: An unexpected pineapple would. As it turns out, Dr. Roger Mugford, a specialist in animal behavior, told the. Telegraph : I think that the reaction is due to the novelty and unexpectedness of finding an unusual object secretly placed whilst their heads were down in the food bowl.
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