Why do cats walk on hind legs?

Below is one of the viral videos of a cat walking on its hind legs. I understand that cats will puff up their fur, arch their backs, and stand sideways when trying to appear larger and more intimidating when they feel threatened, etc. Is this behavior, the walking on two legs, simply a step further to achieve the same goal? To look more intimidating? I've never personally seen any cat do this. It seems like a rare event. Just wondering if anyone had more input on this. Am I right? Is this still just about "looking bigger" or is it more than that?

Asked by Member 1156592 on Feb 22nd 2013 in Behavior & Training
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