If you’re a cat owner, this situation might seem familiar. You’re sitting on a couch, enjoying your day when your cat wanders by. As you bend to pet it, it suddenly attacks you for no apparent reason.

To humans, unprovoked attacks make no sense but to the crafty mind of a feline, this is perfectly logical behavior. One reason why cats attack is to play. Another reason is to keep their human owners off balanced and confused to show people that cats can control them against their will.

To learn other reasons why your cat might attack you, click here.