This Is Why Cats Are Afraid of Cucumbers

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Funny videos of cats afraid of cucumbers are going viral. But there’s a reason why these green fruits frighten cats—and why you shouldn’t try it with yours.

Videos starring cats afraid of cucumbers are popping up all over the Internet. In the videos, the felines face away and their owners secretly place a cucumber behind them. When the cats turn around, they are startled by the fruit that wasn’t there beforehand, often leaping back. Although both the videos and the cat reactions are shocking, the question remains as to why are cats afraid of cucumbers.

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