Why are cats scared of cucumbers? © AXEL HEIMKEN/dpa/Alamy Live News

Why are cats scared of cucumbers?

Once you know why you'll stop trying to terrify your poor cat...

Asked by: @KeepPromises_x, via Twitter

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Videos of cats jumping out of their skin when finding themselves in the presence of a cucumber have been doing the rounds online for a while now. Cats are hypersensitive to their surroundings, so it’s the sudden appearance of a random object that has them spooked. Cucumbers also look quite snake-like on first glance, so this may be why this vegetable provokes such an extreme reaction. Please don’t try this at home, though – it’s stressful for the cats!

Why do cats and snakes have slits for pupils? © iStock

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