Cat Looks In The Mirror For The First Time Ever. He Proceeds To Make The Most Hysterical Face Ever.

When you train your camera on a newborn baby you never know what you may end up filming, especially when your fur babies are wandering around nearby! This video is the perfect case in point and once you watch it you’ll understand why the short, sweet clip has racked up over 6.9 million views on YouTube ever since it was posted.

The home video starts out with an adorable little baby sitting next to a bed. The young child’s proud parent is looking on while filming the precious moment when something catches the baby’s attention. Suddenly a faint meow can be heard off-screen and the camera pans to the right, revealing a beautiful Scottish Fold kitty!

The curious cat had decided to stop by the bedroom to pay her owner and the baby a visit and she announced her arrival with a series of short mews. As she began to walk over towards the camera to greet her human she passed in front of a mirror and caught a glimpse of her reflection in the glass. That’s when the magic happened and the look on her face suddenly became animated and her eyes went wide. The startled looking expression she made is hilarious and adorable all at once. You have to check out how surprised she looked because it’s pure feline silliness at its best!

On a final note, the cat didn’t actually recognize its reflection as being its own in the mirror. Cats do not possess the ability to self-recognize based on how they have performed on the mirror self-recognition test. For that test an animal is anesthetized and while they are out they are marked with something, like paint, on an obscure part of their body.

They are placed close to a mirror and when they come to are observed closely to see if they either examine or touch the mark in any meaningful type of way. If they do, it is interpreted as a clear sign that they are perceiving the reflection in the mirror as their own self-image. As it turns out, cats are in the majority as not many animals have passed the mirror test. So far only humans and other great apes, dolphins, orcas, the Eurasian Magpie, Asian Elephants, and some types of ants have passed it.

In the end, the Scottish Fold in the video likely saw her reflection as being either another cat or something strange and super weird. We’ll never know for sure what goes through an animals mind but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep trying to understand them! Note: If trouble viewing on mobile device or iPad turn device horizontal.

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