Funny videos of cats afraid of cucumbers are all over theInternet. In the videos, the cats’’ owners secretly put a cucumberbehind them. When the cats turn around, they are surprised, oftenjumping back. The videos make people laugh, but the questionremains. “”Why are cats afraid of cucumbers?”” There are a few theories, but no clear answer. Most experts agree that it isn’’tnecessarily the cucumber itself that scares cats. One of the mostpopular explanations is that cucumbers remind cats of snakes. “”Catshave genetic instinct to avoid snakes,”” Con Slobodchikoff,animal expert, said. “”Cucumbers look enoughlike a snake and stimulate cat’’s fear of snakes.””Although the videos showing cats afraid ofcucumbers are entertaining, experts advise againsttrying this at home with your pet doing so is notgood for their health.