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Attacked from behind

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dr4wn_away

Why is it cats are startled by the target being startled?


G_Viceroy

Lack of foresight?


Practical_Cranberry8

On point.


carlossap

Because target is supposed to just poof out of existence


Liquidmilk1

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.


EndGuy555

The possibility of retaliation


moleratical

Because they are playing and don't want to hurt each other. Pouncer cat is jumping off of target cat, not actually startled.


lonewolff7798

It’s hunting practice. Same idea as tag for humans. You tag the person/cat and then gtfo!


NewFolgers

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.


Widdox

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”


Kitty_Drumsticks

I saw that play out and just thought “Ah, cats.”


geronimo1958

Can't a kitty eat some grass in peace?


G_Viceroy

Sneak attacks... Stares off in distance like he's watching who did it ran off.... *Mission Successful*


jenny4life

When your neighbor stops by unexpectedly


Lakersrock111

And you’re both naked. I would be startled too.


jenny4life

Never thought of that! At least they have a lot of body hair.


BigFish8

OP, I really hope you get paid to post on reddit. Otherwise, your effort is ridiculous. 12 million karma and counting.


zombie_on_your_lawn

Could be a karma bot.


Vote_for_asteroid

Karma whore or karma bot. Everyone should block them. I have (I'm here because I clicked on someboby's link).


wloff

And miss out on posts like these? Pfft.


EvanCollins93

So lovable 🙂


Poeticyst

*Is it?*


EndGuy555

Fun fact, the attacker deliberately looks away from the other cat to communicate that he’s not being aggressive and simply just playing


deterministic_lynx

Thank you! Always wondered what that was about


Splyntered_Sunlyte

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.


deterministic_lynx

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.


noxnoctum

And right after the jump/bounce off they're just standing there awkward looking away from each other lol wtf 😂.


idonotknowwhototrust

Pay attention people; this is the way to make a gif: actual speed first, then slow-mo.


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bertieqwerty

Randy bastard


The_Meme_Dealer

They came form behind


Smoothvirus

Who jumped me? I don’t know, he ran that way.


JuLz2u

That is the BEST! Scaryyyy for the kitty!


Practical_Cranberry8

Cats are the Snipers of the Animal Kingdom.


apollo_316

ROFL at the end, "hey wasn't me!" Looks away, "hey what was that?" Classic misdirect!


Celestebelle88

Pouncing lessons 🤣🤣🤣


rahmatullahak

lovable


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Prepare your anus!


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DaREALHwangster

Eject! Eject!


dr4wn_away

Neither of them is sure what just happened


UnicornStar1988

Ninja kitty!


jamminj1983

Lol


IreallEwannasay

"TF was that?!" "No, seriously. Tf was that?"


Random-Access-Memery

Have you ever stacked two tennis balls on top of each other and dropped them together? That's what this is


Major_Cupcake

Vietnamese cat


HouseMasterHeney1987

Hit from the back.


oceanmountainlifer

Kitties: who dat??? *yeah dude, whos that*


WestinghouseXCB248S

💖💖💖💖💖


Important-Tea-7599

One looks to the left And One looks to the right AFTER Supercat tries to swoop in and save the day. Something was there that camera didnt catch that a CAT COULD.


Bonk_and_Honk

Cat eating grass


_dontworry_

What a wonderful attack! Purrrrfection!


Big-Tiger-1738

How the startling cat was able to jump after a jump on top of a startled jumping cat seems to defy physics


Post-Alone0

New from Hasbro : Spring-Loaded Kitties!


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WarrenBuffettsBuffet

sproing


caucasianmagnificent

Like that time I was in jail


0rrest

A cat-apult!


nobody_important0000

Boing 💗


Prior-Cow-1636

WATCH OUT WATCH OUT RKO OUT OF NOWHERE


LosSpamFighters

And now she's pregnant...