If you have ever watched a movie with cats in it, you know that they are usually portrayed as very curious animals. However, there’s one thing that all felines will run away from at the first possible chance—cucumbers! But why are cats scared of cucumbers?
Believe it or not, the answer to this question is still unknown.
In fact, some experts believe that the reason cats are scared of cucumbers is that they simply don’t know what they are. Cats have very good vision, but they can’t see in the same way that humans do. This means that they may mistake cucumbers for snakes, which are natural predators of cats.
If you could ask your cat “why she fears cucumbers?”, my guess is that she would give you a blank stare as if to say:
“I don’t know what it is about them that scares me, but they just do. My family and friends are always laughing at me when I run away. They tell me there is nothing to be afraid of, but I don’t believe them. Cucumbers are big and green, with a little stem at the top that looks like two eyes. That is what puts me on edge. Thanks for listening to me rant about cucumbers. I feel better now.”
A more recent theory is that the sight of cucumbers triggers cats’ territorial instincts. After all, if you hold up an object to an animal and then put it behind them, most will turn around to get a look at what’s there. As it turns out, cats are no exception to this rule.
After all, a cucumber is a long, green vegetable that doesn’t look anything like a typical prey animal. Still, this doesn’t explain why cats react in such a dramatic fashion when they encounter these seemingly harmless veggies.
However, there is scientific evidence to support either of these theories.
Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure—cucumbers definitely scare cats! If you want to see your feline friend run for the hills, try setting a cucumber near them and watch their reaction. You’ll be surprised at just how fast they can move!