Attacked from behind
By - regian24
Why is it cats are startled by the target being startled?
Lack of foresight?
Because target is supposed to just poof out of existence
I have no clue, but my cat keeps spitting out the moths he catches with a horrified look before he immediately tries again. The other night he spent half an hour getting spooked trying to eat the same moth.
Cats are just weird.
The possibility of retaliation
Because they are playing and don't want to hurt each other. Pouncer cat is jumping off of target cat, not actually startled.
It’s hunting practice. Same idea as tag for humans. You tag the person/cat and then gtfo!
I always consider their ancestors' snake-fighting. You can see videos of desert cats fighting snakes, and they pull back and/or jump after each attack. The snakes strike back quickly, and jumping back provides force for scratching open the snake anyway.
Cat eating grass. “What the hell was that?” Pouncing cat: “I don’t know it scared me too. I think they ran off to the right”
I saw that play out and just thought “Ah, cats.”
Can't a kitty eat some grass in peace?
Sneak attacks... Stares off in distance like he's watching who did it ran off.... *Mission Successful*
When your neighbor stops by unexpectedly
And you’re both naked. I would be startled too.
Never thought of that! At least they have a lot of body hair.
OP, I really hope you get paid to post on reddit. Otherwise, your effort is ridiculous. 12 million karma and counting.
Could be a karma bot.
Karma whore or karma bot. Everyone should block them. I have (I'm here because I clicked on someboby's link).
And miss out on posts like these? Pfft.
So lovable 🙂
Fun fact, the attacker deliberately looks away from the other cat to communicate that he’s not being aggressive and simply just playing
Thank you! Always wondered what that was about
People like to anthropomorphize and say they're pretending it wasn't them, like they're looking for the attacker too... "he went thataway!"
But they're not. Guy you responded to is right.
Yeah I was quite aware that they were not really looking for "someone else" (albeit I'm sometimes not entirely sure, especially if there are more cats around).
I just never got to think of it hard enough to get to the point of this just being non-confrontration.
And right after the jump/bounce off they're just standing there awkward looking away from each other lol wtf 😂.
Pay attention people; this is the way to make a gif: actual speed first, then slow-mo.
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They came form behind
Who jumped me?
I don’t know, he ran that way.
That is the BEST! Scaryyyy for the kitty!
Cats are the Snipers of the Animal Kingdom.
ROFL at the end, "hey wasn't me!" Looks away, "hey what was that?"
Pouncing lessons 🤣🤣🤣
Prepare your anus!
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Neither of them is sure what just happened
"TF was that?!"
"No, seriously. Tf was that?"
Have you ever stacked two tennis balls on top of each other and dropped them together?
That's what this is
Hit from the back.
Kitties: who dat??? *yeah dude, whos that*
One looks to the left
One looks to the right
Supercat tries to swoop in and save the day.
Something was there that camera didnt catch that a CAT COULD.
Cat eating grass
What a wonderful attack! Purrrrfection!
How the startling cat was able to jump after a jump on top of a startled jumping cat seems to defy physics
New from Hasbro : Spring-Loaded Kitties!
Like that time I was in jail
WATCH OUT WATCH OUT RKO OUT OF NOWHERE
And now she's pregnant...