Categories: cat eyes

See this cat’s pupils expand when in hunting mode

Cat’s pupils expand when in hunting mode. Video screenshot.

It’s just a game. For the cat, the body gears up as if hunting. One of the changes is the irises of the eyes pulls open the pupils to let in more light to see better. That’s the way I interpret the sudden enlargement in the size of this cat’s pupils.

There is a slight adjustment back from the maximum aperture but the pupils remain wider than when at rest.

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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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