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Fearless Fish Makes Cat Crazy

This video is entitled “Fearless fish makes cat crazy”. Do you think that is what is going on? I don’t.

I can guess what is going on for the cat. This sweet looking cat which looks like a Persian kitten, is playing – play hunting would be the more accurate description. We have all seen cats playing on tablet computers with computer games of fish and mice. This is no different. So the cat is not driven crazy by the fish. She is just instinctively driven to play with prey.

The difficulty is trying to understand what is in the mind of the fish! We don’t know enough about what goes on in the minds of fish. My research on the internet proved fruitless. I am not surprised.

To me the fish seems interested in the cat. The fish does not appear to be frightened as it moves forward towards the cat. Either the fish is interested and perhaps bored or it sees the cat as a predator and wants to see it off.

Associated: Cat plays with fox in Siberia.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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  • I'm not sure the fish even knows what is going on. They have a very short term memory and I'm sure the information its senses are taking in do not register as a threat. The cat is just being a cat. Cute video.

    Found another one of us. A lady from church cannot have cats in her house due to her severe asthma, so she took to feeding strays/ferals in our neighborhood. She and her husband have TNR's all but one of their eight furry friends. I knew Sister Taysom was a good woman, no I know why.

    A Facebook friend's 8 year old daughter has taken in a litter of kittens abandoned by the mother. The neighbor was just going to let them fend for themselves, but the girl said no! Good for her!

    • Nice stories of love for cats. I love that lady who has given her love for cats to ferals because she can't have cats in her home. A nice and useful way of being involved with cats when you have asthma or an allergy to cats.

      I believe fish are smarter than we believe. I believe this fish might now what is going on. Just not sure what ;)

  • The kitten isn't crazy, she's just doing what cats do.
    I think fish are a lot more intelligent too than we give them credit for, they know they are safe behind glass, that one almost looked to be enjoying the game.
    Ours used to come to the side of the tank to see our cats.

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