One of the latest viral trends these days is capturing video of a cat being scared by a cucumber. People sneak up behind their cats, place a cucumber behind the cat, and when the cat turns around, it jumps in the air, startled to find a cucumber so close behind it.

However, just because watching your cat freak out can be amusing, it can cause unnecessary stress on your cat.

“If you cause stress to an animal that’s probably not a good thing,” says Jill Goldman, a certified animal behaviorist in southern California. “If you do it for laughs it makes me question your humanity.”

To read more about why you shouldn’t frighten your cat unnecessarily, click here.

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