Someone on the Internet found that if you place a cucumber near a cat’s feet while it’s eating it will often trigger a horrifying response and scare the poop out of the poor kitty. Reddit has an entire community dedicated to “Cucumbers Scaring Cats.”
Cat experts don’t seem to really know why the cucumbers are inspiring this reaction in cats. If I had to guess I’d say that it’s their instinct to be afraid of things that look like giant snakes near their feet? Regardless, it’s a huge dark object that wasn’t there a moment ago and their instinct is to get the heck out of there.
I’ve always been suspicious of cucumbers so I can’t blame the cats.
Wag of the tail to the Telegraph for reporting.