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Is There Anything More Adorable Than an Adorably-Startled Kitten?

What happened the last time you were really spooked? Did you jump two feet in the air? Well, these cats did!

Liz Acosta  |  Jun 1st 2012

Submitted for your approval by one of our Catster Facebook fans (are you a fan yet?) is this amusing little video of two kittens getting the bejeezus startled out of them as they play.

They play and play and play without ever noticing that they are being watched! And when they finally do notice the camera, they scatter faster than we’ve seen any kitten move. Maybe those kittens should pay more attention next time …

We were so amused by their reaction that we decided to check out some more cats who were scared straight — or at least scared onto two legs, like these two cats below! We didn’t know cats could move like that. It’s like they’re auditioning for a cat remake of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video.

But what happens when a cat is so startled she doesn’t even bother keeping any of her paws on the ground? These cats are so scared, they go airborne!


It’s okay, kitties, we know how it goes: You’re concentrating so hard on that piece of string or bottle cap that everything else in the universe just disappears. Until, of course, you hear a loud noise, and then suddenly everything comes rushing back at you.

What’s the craziest thing your cat has done when he or she was startled?

Thanks for the heads-up, Maxime B├®jat!