Hold on to your covers because the cutest thing on the internet will scare you! Let us introduce to you June, the hilarious and adorable prankster kitten and her adorable jumpscare.
If you're one of the followers of the TikTok channel @ilovejunethecat, then you've probably seen the viral video of June.
This channel is the wholesome TikTok universe of a girl and her cat. Here they share their everyday giggles, cuddles, and, sometimes, even their little scares!
The video we're talking about is only 5 seconds long but has garnered a whopping 37.2 million views, secured 9.3 million likes, been shared over 152.2K times to date! Just imagine the sheer magnitude of this cat's fanbase.
So, what exactly happens in this video that has caused such a ruckus? Watch here:
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In this video, June hatches a plan to carry out a surprising, innocent prank on her owner.
The scene is straight out of a playful horror flick - a seemingly quiet room, an unassuming human, and then…BOO!
From under the bed, out pops June in an unexpected adorable jumpscare, trying her best to scare her owner.
One user, @wowowubbzie, responded in the comments: "mine does that ALL the time I swear they think they’re so funny", while @ong_bro4 confessed, "Why did that scare me though?".
Clearly, this video has hit home with many pet owners and created a hilarious commotion in the TikTok community.
Why Do Cats Like To Jump Out and Scare You?
Cats, like many animals, engage in play behavior that often mimics their predatory instincts.
Jumping out and "scaring" their human owners or other pets is typically a form of play hunting.
In the wild, cats need to stalk and pounce on their prey as part of their survival skills. Domestic cats don't have to hunt for food, but these instincts are still present.
Play helps kittens develop these hunting skills, improve their physical coordination, keep their minds sharp, and satisfy their natural predatory instincts.
A cat "scaring" you by jumping out from a hiding spot is essentially practicing the stalk and pounce part of a hunt.
Another reason is that cats may learn that this type of behavior gets a reaction out of their humans.
Cats are often very attuned to their owner's reactions and if they find it fun or rewarding (perhaps through laughs, pets, or even just attention), they might continue to do so.
However, it's important to remember that each cat has its unique personality, and what applies to one may not apply to another. Always make sure to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your pets.
If a cat's behavior ever becomes overly aggressive or causes harm, it's recommended to consult with a veterinarian or a cat behaviorist.
We hope you enjoy this adorable jumpscare, and who knows, you might even start capturing your own pet's hilarious antics!
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A stretch and a purr to OpenAI's ChatGPT for assisting with this article.