r/nextfuckinglevel 9d ago Platinum 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 3 Got the W 1 Vibing 1 Shocked 1 Gold 3 Narwhal Salute 1 Yummy 1

The average cat’s reaction time is approximately 20-70 milliseconds, which is faster than the average snake’s reaction time, 44-70 milliseconds. ⬆️TOP POST ⬆️

Enable HLS to view with audio, or disable this notification

164.7k Upvotes

18.6k

u/Own-Western-1202 9d ago Silver Snek

I got hands fuck boii! -cat

4.7k

u/richestmaninjericho 9d ago

Teaching that snake a good lesson on how to get paw slapped like a fool.

Damn, it's got speedy paws..

3.0k

u/probablyuntrue 9d ago Silver Take My Energy

Mess with the law, you get the paw

3.0k

u/psydkay 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote Bravo Grande! Giggle Starstruck Vibing

Mess with the kitten, you get the mitten

888

u/MakeMe3Sandwich 9d ago

Mess with the fur you won’t get no purr

524

u/Mr_Horsejr 9d ago edited 9d ago

Mess with the cat, you gonna get slap.

Edit: double s is what the snake got slapped out of it.

481

u/MakeMe3Sandwich 9d ago

Mess with a feline and you’d better run for the tree line

635

u/Yeshu_Bablu 9d ago

Mess with the kitty, you get the hitty

92

u/Cakemachine 9d ago

Hahaha! Fuck I love you!

204

u/JohnnyBGrand 9d ago

Mess with the tabby, me gonna get stabby

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

187

u/Fun-Transition1230 9d ago

Mess with the kitty, it won't be pretty.

196

u/nikkcc 9d ago

Disrespect the paws and you get claws.

→ More replies
→ More replies

126

u/Lians45 9d ago edited 9d ago

Mess with 9-lives, and get a surprise

105

u/SinjinTiger 9d ago

Mess with me with now, you get the meow

148

u/Sobadwithusernames 9d ago

Mess with the meow, you get the kapow

→ More replies

64

u/Kooky_Ad532 9d ago

Mess with the furry, you get the right left flurry

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

81

u/happycamperii 9d ago

Mess with the moggy, your brain gets foggy.

→ More replies
→ More replies

155

u/runandkickgirl 9d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

I’m gonna slap the ssssssss outta you

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

29

u/Direct-Reputation-94 9d ago

This deserves more upvoting.

53

u/Same-Helicopter-1210 9d ago edited 9d ago

I just spit my drink out!! All of these replies are just golden!!

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

43

u/Due_Daikon7092 9d ago

Rear your head and you end up dead.

→ More replies
→ More replies

243

u/aq-r-steppedinsome 9d ago

now get a kitten involved. my kitten and my cat were play fighting last night and my whole family watched a kitten glitch out and swat at the cat about 10 times in two seconds. we were speechless.

175

u/Due_Daikon7092 9d ago

Youth is wasted on the young. Lol

→ More replies

75

u/trowzerss 9d ago

When my parents took their cat on holidays to a block of land we owned, we let it out the car and it disappeared into a patch of long grass. We were concerned when he wouldn't come when called, then a while later found it next to a snake covered in teeth marks. It was only one of the kinda sorta a a little venomous ones, which is saying a lot when you know this is in Australia. But yeah, that cat was like a few months old at that stage? Never seen a snake before, that we know of, and it just zone in and kicked its arse.

(Note: I would never have indoor/outdoor cats myself. This was my parent's cat. My current cat would probably get her dumb butt eaten by a carpet snake as she can't even catch moths properly.)

33

u/lurkinganon12345 9d ago

I was greatly relieved by the second half of this story.

When I read you "found it next to a snake covered in teeth marks", I thought you'd meant the cat was covered in teeth marks.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

60

u/Raagggeeee 9d ago

Impawsibly fast

→ More replies

34

u/Zuchifgh 9d ago

“I think that is the perfect conclusion from this case, Bill. Absolutely, 100%.”

→ More replies
→ More replies

374

u/bnqprv 9d ago

Stay down, you glorified umbilical cord! - cat

→ More replies

124

u/[deleted] 9d ago

[removed] — view removed comment

262

u/TheChoonk 9d ago

The snake's reaction time is irrelevant

The snake couldn't respond to the cat's reaction, couldn't get away in time.

→ More replies

171

u/snakes-and-foxes 9d ago

Snake didn’t react for shit when that paw slapped his face to the dirt

→ More replies

88

u/chickenstalker 9d ago

Snakes tire/overheat quickly due to being reptilian. Mammals only need to evade attacks until the snake's stamina bar runs dry. Also, cats can be vindictive, heartless motherfucats who will toy with their prey until it dies from exhaustion. Fear the cat.

60

u/Upbeat_Cat1182 9d ago

“The reason cats are so pissy is because they're God's perfect killing machines, but they only weigh 8lbs and we keep picking them up and kissing them.” —author unknown

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

60

u/Lurk_Mode_24_7 9d ago

More like “catch these hands” - Cat, probably

→ More replies

26

u/[deleted] 9d ago

[removed] — view removed comment

58

u/manys 9d ago

You mean like it could have fangs in its throat or butt or something?

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

8.7k

u/atworkrightnow19 9d ago

Cats are fucking BAMFs when it comes to small or similar sized things.

6.7k

u/sleepingfox307 9d ago Starry Wholesome Seal of Approval

Idk man, I saw a video today of a housecat just straight up swiping meat out of a freakin alligator's mouth.

It's the attitude, they're like the Bruce Lee of the animal world.

Imagine sitting in a bar and some little dude strolls in like he owns the place and the place next door, but isn't loud about it, he just exudes quiet confidence without a damn word and carries himself like he knows something no one else does...and he sits himself down and wipes a fry off your plate faster than you can blink.

I wouldn't mess with him either lol.

993

u/atworkrightnow19 9d ago

Yeah I have seen many cats lose to dogs, so... Yeah size is most important. I would say that your not wrong but there is a reason they say cats have 9 lives.

1.5k

u/sleepingfox307 9d ago Silver

Oh for sure, they're not invincible.

I'm just saying across the animal kingdom, idk any other animal with quite the same attitude and intellect as most cat species display.

Except Honey Badgers.

856

u/I_loathe_mods 9d ago

Honey Badgers don't give no fucks

485

u/godinmarbleform 9d ago

Honey Badgers give many fucks mainly "fuck you"s

221

u/I_loathe_mods 9d ago

No no no. They will fuck you up but won't give a fuck while doing it.

133

u/wrongitsleviosaa 9d ago

I'd consider fucking someone up "giving a fuck" by the law of transitive property, as you are "giving someone" a "fucking beatdown"

Thank you for coming to my TEDtalk

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

183

u/whatisthis435879 9d ago edited 9d ago

They do have the BEST kill rate of any other species. 50%

I am apparently wrong, not #1 but still a 50% prey catch stat

85

u/sleepingfox307 9d ago

That they do!

Hands down the most effective predators on earth.

183

u/tt54l32v 9d ago

Not quite, dragon fly is the winner.

227

u/sleepingfox307 9d ago

Oh yes I forgot those zippy little bastards.

It's not a fair competition, give cats omnidirectional flight and see what they do!

(But don't actually, I kind of like us being the dominant species)

52

u/HungerISanEmotion 9d ago

It's not a fair competition

African wild dogs 80% success rate.

65

u/Boost_Attic_t 9d ago

I assume they meant solo kills. Idk if hunting in packs is tracked the same as alone

33

u/slitcuntvictorin 9d ago

Because they hunt by exhausting the prey.

Cats are ambush predators who hunt smaller prey.

Both have advantage over lets say a pack of lion who have to kill prey actively. And their prey is much powerful than themselves.

→ More replies

22

u/iNuzzle 9d ago

The dragonfly is 90, which is the best iirc.

→ More replies
→ More replies

38

u/SNZ935 9d ago

Isn’t there a small cat species that has the highest kill rate outside the dragon fly? Not saying they would take a large animal but still high percentage.

Edit: plus cats as an invasive species can easily decimate an ecosystem. They are crazy killers and glad that domesticated cats are rather small.

→ More replies
→ More replies

69

u/Dr_Fluffles 9d ago

Yeah they don't chase shit. They anticipate where their prey is going to be so they can intercept them mid flight. It's dope as hell.

→ More replies

38

u/Jakooboo 9d ago

They are super, super cool to watch. When our garden is blooming, they post up on our sunflowers and just WAIT.

Then, in what feels like no time at all, they dive off, grab their prey, and sit back on their spot like it isn't a big deal to munch away.

Dragonflies also have a hell of a bite, I've had a few take a chunk out of me when collecting and observing (and then releasing).

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

39

u/Cordura 9d ago

Nope. Dragon fly is number one, then African wild dog, and then the African Black-Footed Cats is number three

→ More replies

19

u/doylehawk 9d ago

I’m pretty sure among them the best killer cat is that little tiny cute one with the big eyes too lol

→ More replies
→ More replies

28

u/SLAP_THE_GOON 9d ago

Coyotes, owls, eagles, hawks do not give a fuck about how confident the cat is. They murder cats like it’s any other prey.

80

u/the-just-us-league 9d ago

In cats' defense, I've also watched the same neighborhood cat kill and eat 3 owls now.

I've nicknamed him the Hunter of Ga'Hoole.

→ More replies
→ More replies

20

u/anivaries 9d ago

That big hairy rat looking thing that sits on alligators and just doesn't budge. Capybara?

26

u/sleepingfox307 9d ago

You shouldn't talk about your mother that way.

That might be a bit of a different story, because I don't think they are seen by the gators as potential competition, but I must admit, the size of balls it would take to sit on a gator as if it was a drawing room chair must make it difficult for them to do so comfortably.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

52

u/Disastrous_Air_3156 9d ago

I've also seen our cat chase off the neighbours medium size dog. It depends on how confident the dog is I guess

44

u/Guitarytown 9d ago

Kitty cats are nature’s premier land predators. Cute little murder machines.

→ More replies
→ More replies

35

u/TheMiserableMunchlax 9d ago

My dogs lose to my cats all the time. Then again my dogs are complete idiots so its not surprising.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

197

u/Yeti-420-69 9d ago edited 9d ago

My 9-pound Ragdoll could kill me if she put her mind to it

85

u/preetygyal8 9d ago

my cat 9 pound too and she crazy so i for real believe u 😭

→ More replies
→ More replies

195

u/RNGreed 9d ago

I believe they're one of the most successful hunting animals in the animal kingdom.

155

u/SymphonicBlade 9d ago

Aside from dragonflies, Peregrine Falcons and African wild dogs, felines are pretty much the most successful predators out there.

65

u/iStillPlayPS3 9d ago

Saw a peregrine falcon flying back and forth in a valley in Canada, at the north end of Lake Superior. It was unbelievable how fast that thing could fly. It was like watching a guided missile

25

u/jambonetoeufs 9d ago edited 8d ago

Once witnessed a Peregrine Falcon dive bomb a pigeon. Pigeon was having a normal NYC day searching for snacks on the sidewalk, then outta nowhere poof it was gone.

→ More replies
→ More replies

40

u/Butthole_Alamo 9d ago

Me, rolling my eyes, as I have a 100% sandwich predation rate.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

122

u/tasty_titties 9d ago

Cats can fuck up humans. They are incredibly nimble and have claws that will infect the fuck out of you. Cat scratch fever!

76

u/TacohTuesday 9d ago

Yes they can. There's a well known video online (I don't have the link handy) of a woman kicking snow at a cat (probably a ferile one) in her front yard. The cat has enough and launches five feet off the ground, claws out, right at her face, and grabs on to her head. Video then ends.

I imagine she was a mess after that incident.

48

u/radicalelation 9d ago

Another fun one is the girl that tried hiding in a suitcase to prank her boyfriend, but it flips some switch in the cat that she's a threat. Cat wrecks her, and she showed off her injuries after.

Personally, I'd rather take on a large size dog vs a cat of the same size.

112

u/KillerOtter 9d ago

A cat the same size as a big dog is just a straight up mountain lion, yeah I'm good thanks

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

39

u/CheerioJack 9d ago

I served with a guy who had to leave the Army because his GF got a cat and it clawed his right eye out.. combat veteran literally lost his eye to a cat of all things.

44

u/j-steve- 9d ago

That guy went on to found SHIELD though

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

61

u/matlynar 9d ago

"BAMF" means "Badass motherf*cker" in case anyone else is wondering.

→ More replies

32

u/Mementose 9d ago

I haven't heard or seen BAMF since 2011

→ More replies
→ More replies

4.9k

u/madflash711 9d ago

Let me just film while my cat fights a snake. No chance of it going wrong.

1.6k

u/Seth_Imperator 9d ago

Must be used to that encounters...or perhaps the snake owner is filming

979

u/LonnieWalkerLXVIIII 9d ago

Nah man, this is a Pokémon league battle and Pokémon tv is filming

174

u/CrashBandicoot30 9d ago

Classic matchup - go Meowth

158

u/loshopo_fan 9d ago Snek

It only looks like a snake because the video is mirrored. It's actually an Ekans.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

123

u/GODDAMNFOOL 9d ago

Or perhaps they're stray cats and a stray snake. Not every animal in the world has an owner

230

u/notquitesolid 9d ago

That’s true. That snake has no collar

→ More replies

52

u/dodexahedron 9d ago

You know... I've never heard "stray snake" before. 🤔

Isn't that usually just called a snake?

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

599

u/i_like_fish_decks 9d ago

Can tell indoor cat owner vs barn cat owners lol

If you have an outdoor cat of a decent age, it does not need your protection. And if it does, you probably don't want to fuck with whatever it is either

211

u/ConShop61 9d ago

My cat literally ran away when she was a couple of months old, 3 days later it appeared in my window waiting for me to open it. These mfs are tough

→ More replies

122

u/jokersmokertoker2017 9d ago

Growing up my mamaw had an orange tomcat that would go missing for a couple months at a time. All of a sudden he would show up with scabs and cuts and everything else from fighting and tom cating while he was gone like nothing ever happened. He would hang around for a few months to heal and recuperate and then he'd be gone again. When she died he disappeared for about 2 years and everyone just assumed that he had met his end but all of a sudden, one day he just showed back up with no ears (they had been literally chewed off in fights) and waiting to be fed. He stayed around for another year or two and then one day he just disappeared for good. We never knew exactly how old he was but adding up the time that we knew about, he had to be close to if not a little over 10 years old when he finally disappeared.

→ More replies

74

u/TrapWolf 9d ago

Grew up on a farm, not happy about it but does make me glad that I understand animals in a way a large swath of people do not seem to

56

u/FieelChannel 9d ago

I didn't grew up in a farm and the point is pretty straightforward to me. People on reddit are just dumb don't worry

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

204

u/Tiger5804 9d ago

It doesn't appear at first glance to be a venomous snake with front facing fangs, though I can't specifically identify it. Without any real risk of a venomous bite and with the cat's size advantage, there pretty much was no risk of it going wrong. When it comes to small to medium sized animals, cats are pretty much impossible to beat in one on one combat.

41

u/omgitschriso 9d ago

Lol what about the snake? Just cool with a foreign, introduced species killing a local native animal on camera, for fun?

62

u/Dexiel 9d ago

Why yes, my cat hunts rats native to my country. Said rats are of Least Concern.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

184

u/No-Freedom-1995 9d ago edited 9d ago

guys, stray and feral animals exist outside of your suburban bubble. It's actually the norm in most of the world. No not outdoor pet cats, and no not neglected escaped cats. Cats that have lived continuously existed with no owner for as long as people have been around

42

u/joec_95123 9d ago

I found stray cats living in the Amazon jungle of all places. Not jungle cats either, just stray housecat type of cats.

34

u/ChainDriveGlider 9d ago

there's stray cats all over the beaches in hawaii. One stole half a pizza from me when I wasn't looking, just dragged it off.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

45

u/Junstar 9d ago

The fuck is he supposed to do with an average human reaction time of 250ms

→ More replies

34

u/FEAR_LORD_DUCK 9d ago

Looks like strays, you can see 2 more in the background when the video starts

→ More replies
→ More replies

4.7k

u/SoSaysDave 9d ago

There are 600 million cats on the planet, covering nearly every continent, and their DNA has changed very little over 10,000 years. They are easily one of the most successful land species.

3.0k

u/Redcarborundum 9d ago

And the fact that humans find them adorable is a big part of that success.

810

u/Crafty-Crafter 9d ago

There is a theory out there that cats' poops affect our brain so that we "have" to love them.

That our cuz they are cute little fluff balls.

338

u/[deleted] 9d ago

[deleted]

294

u/Thomas_220 9d ago

This guy knows his shit

133

u/SchrodingersCatPics 9d ago

He calls ‘em like feces ‘em.

→ More replies
→ More replies

69

u/Parody101 9d ago

Is there a prion disease cat feces transmits? I’m not aware of any.

36

u/thedepartment 9d ago

Nothing they transmit as far as I'm aware, only connection I know of between cats and prions are the ones who developed FSE after exposure to British beef during the BSE nightmare.

→ More replies

37

u/username7953 9d ago

Yeah. I call shenanigans on that one. I thought prions to be transmitted through eating other human brain

38

u/Parody101 9d ago

I think you can get it from eating other infected material like mad cow disease, but I’ve never heard it from the feces, yeah.

I know Toxo can be from cat feces which is why they tell pregnant women not to clean the litter box. Although as a vet it’s fairly overblown as a topic in the indoor cat population regardless.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

21

u/breathofreshhair 9d ago

Prions completely unrelated.

21

u/thecatdaddysupreme 9d ago

I’ve never once heard about cat shit transmitting prions…? Toxoplasmosis for sure, mainly for outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats

→ More replies

208

u/BaronsDad 9d ago

The 3rd season of the Last of Us is going to be cat controlled humans vs fungus controlled humans

126

u/devildogmillman 9d ago

Joel: So its you… youre whose caused all this pain

Garfield: Give me the girl, Joel… John was never this difficult

→ More replies
→ More replies

135

u/cat-toaster 9d ago

Toxoplasma gondii is a parasite found in cat poop that makes rodents lose their fear of cats, but is not proven to make people love cats more.

37

u/hush-ho 9d ago

Thank you! This is just something cat-haters like to say because they don't understand why people find cats lovable. Gotta smear cats as dirty and manipulative, and cat owners as crazy.

I don't need to be worshiped, and cats are cute and funny. Doesn't need to be complicated.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

133

u/OddS0cks 9d ago

Also the fact we haven’t fucked them up trying to pure breed them like we’ve done with dogs. Though I am seeing more “purebred” cats which is annoying

139

u/beldaran1224 9d ago

We have, actually. Munchkin legs and ear folds are a real problem. It isn't to the degree of the worst purebred dogs, afaik, but it's still more than bad enough.

41

u/nevemno 9d ago

aren't there the cats with the flat face that also have a breathing problem? Caughing up balls of hair also doesn't seem lika good thing.

35

u/zzazzzz 9d ago

the hair thing is normal. just think how a cat cleant itself by lickng the fur constantly.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

129

u/Borthwick 9d ago

Yeah, because in the majority of places, local animals didn’t evolve alongside cats, and therefore are more easily predated by them. Outdoor cats are a major detriment to the environment.

83

u/Redqueenhypo 9d ago

Shhh, the outdoor cat owners are here to brag about how their beloved foofy can kill any wild animal it wants

50

u/Borthwick 9d ago

All those extremely dangerous fledgling birds and shrews better watch out!

Seriously though, normally it spawns some anger from people, but so far people seem to be upvoting it, so hopefully awareness is spreading! Such an easy fix, keep em inside and play with them, my cat doesn’t seem to mind inside life one bit.

→ More replies
→ More replies

32

u/Biscuitsandgravy101 9d ago

Humans are a major detriment to the environment

→ More replies
→ More replies

21

u/SaiyanrageTV 9d ago

Fuck it I wanna be a cat now. Cat me.

→ More replies
→ More replies

2.2k

u/fifty2weekhi 9d ago edited 9d ago

Cats must really look down on human as far as reaction time.

2.2k

u/Official-Socrates 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I think cats look down on humans period.

362

u/33rus 9d ago

and that's why we worship them

428

u/lasssilver 9d ago

It's one of my favorites:

Dogs: "Wow, humans feed me, water me, and love me. They must be Gods."

Cats: "Wow, humans feed me, water me, and love me. I must be a God."

143

u/RealCowboyNeal 9d ago

Humans enslaved dogs so they can do our bidding and they love us for it for some reason.

Cats enslaved humans so we can do their bidding and we love them for it for some reason.

Does anyone still think dogs are smarter? I think not.

90

u/yourguidefortheday 9d ago

They love us for it because while domesticating them we killed the ones that didn't love us.

29

u/R3DSH0X 9d ago

That oddly makes sense

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

106

u/PricelessHabs 9d ago

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. - Winston Churchill

→ More replies
→ More replies

145

u/Arcanorum 9d ago

I had my cat for almost 10 years before I realized she had been humoring me when we played games, not once had she shown me even 50% of her speed.

One day she accidentally got outside and caught a bird. I got her in place with one hand and forced her to release the bird from her mouth with the other. It tried to fly away, but she instantly snaked her paws out of my grasp and got the bird again. Get it out of her paws and somehow she immediately has it back in her mouth. Rinse and repeat a few times holding her in all sorts of ways, but in the end I had get a friend to help.

It made me realize she saw me like the pesky younger sibling who completely sucks at games, so she had to tone it down and let me win. She pitied how slow, uncoordinated and stupid I was, so she humored me so we could have fun.

→ More replies

46

u/Undeity 9d ago

This has made me realize that my cat has probably been letting me win at Hot Hands, all this time. Dammit, Roxie, I want a rematch!

→ More replies
→ More replies

1.5k

u/mnbvcxz123 9d ago

I like how the cat is eye-fucking the snake from 2 inches away up to the moment it strikes.

This is a successful strategy for cats, and helps them face down and scare off much bigger and stronger opponents.

472

u/Tshdtz 9d ago

Fun fact to make this even more bad ass. Cats are nearsighted, anything within a foot of their eyes they can't focus on. Them whiskers, though.

255

u/Minecraftboyplex 9d ago

do you mean longsighted? nearsightedness is where you can't focus on something further away

→ More replies

113

u/tarheel2432 9d ago

That would be farsighted my guy.

Can I unsubscribe to cat facts?

26

u/Tshdtz 9d ago

😆 fun fact gone wrong. Oops.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

804

u/Available_Major_8281 9d ago

Live look at me trying to kiss the wife when she’s mad at me.

150

u/shahooster 9d ago

“Get your asp outta the kitchen!”

32

u/slothbearable 9d ago

Solid pun masquerading as a typo 👍

→ More replies
→ More replies

777

u/DanyDies4Lightbrnger 9d ago

"Cat-like reflexes" is a term for a reason.

90

u/mr_fantastical 9d ago

I will start using "snake-like reflexes" to describe people who react quickly, but not as quickly as cats.

Oh, the burns I will deliver!

→ More replies

46

u/MCnoCOMPLY 9d ago

We have a winner!

→ More replies

655

u/El-Vader-Tico 9d ago

Actually in some countries, people who live in the forest or some type of country place... the Gov encourage them to have cats. Its a way of protection against snakes and other dangerous animals.

318

u/Crafty-Crafter 9d ago

A lot of places do this. The issue is that house cats are actually quite devastating to nature and local wildlife.

167

u/0k_KidPuter 9d ago edited 9d ago

Their kill rate while hunting in one of, if not the highest in the animal kingdom if im not mistaken.

Edit: as it were, i was misinformed. Turns out dragonflies are the real Rambos of the animal kingdom.

I also read down a ways somewhere that "orcas have a 100% kill rate 60% of the time." Im paraphrasing, but something like that. Food for thought.

95

u/The_Thunder_Child 9d ago

You've mistaken cats for dragonflies.

21

u/0k_KidPuter 9d ago

For real?

133

u/AraLonely 9d ago

Dragonfly's are basically fully optimized hunters. perfect control of all 4 wings to fly in any direction (and fast) and the best eyesight in the animal kingdom, like 330 degrees of visibility. Apparently they even have dedicated brain signals just to focus on and track prey.

66

u/morallycorruptgirl 9d ago

Humans designed helocoptors after the body of a dragonfly!

29

u/lousy_at_handles 9d ago

When do we get our ornithopters then huh?

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

100

u/BagelsAndLoxx 9d ago

For kill rate it's dragonflies, but the sheer volume of killings by cats is astronomically more impactful. it's approximately 2.4 billion birds that are killed by cats a year. And that's just birds.

→ More replies

28

u/The_Thunder_Child 9d ago

Dragonflies are successful 95% of the time.

→ More replies

27

u/Odd-Butterscotch-495 9d ago

Dragonflies are awesome to have around especially if you have gnat or mosquito problems. Fun to watch them hunt

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

494

u/Tribult 9d ago

And on the other side, my house cat panicked and ran into the wall the other day when I farted

349

u/Infynis 9d ago

Yeah, but how quickly did it do that

38

u/AnalBees2 9d ago

Probably as quick as the fart went from inside butthole to outside

→ More replies
→ More replies

196

u/preetygyal8 9d ago

106

u/Jude_memer 9d ago

For reference, what is a human reflex speed?

356

u/AgentOfChaos-uk 9d ago

Mine is measured in days

95

u/DigitalTomFoolery 9d ago

I have the turning radius of Saturn

26

u/GetsGold 9d ago

I just flinched right now from the video.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

131

u/Bolomol 9d ago

From a fast Google search 150 to 300 milliseconds

38

u/CoreyReynolds 9d ago

Sounds right, on a bad day mine sits at 200ms ish, although when I'm completely on autopilot it feels light years faster.

Ever seen a glass or another object fall off the side of your kitchen counter 4 feet away out of the very corner of your eye and before you know it your hand is underneath it ready to catch it? And it falls gracefully in your hand and you don't even think about it. That's bloody fun.

34

u/seenboi 9d ago

Reflex actions are something like twice as fast since your brain doesn't have to shout down your long body first

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

57

u/gottauseathrowawayx 9d ago

somewhere in the 200-400ms range - way slower.

A big part of that is because the signals to/from the brain have to travel like 8x as far

23

u/Crafty-Crafter 9d ago

Yeah. Size matters.

→ More replies
→ More replies

46

u/dm_me_ur_keyboards 9d ago

Excuse me, some of us measure our reflexes in calories.

33

u/NYStateOf-Mind 9d ago

Internet explorer speed for some of us

→ More replies

31

u/Jifjafjoef 9d ago edited 9d ago

Focused between 200-300 milliseconds. Relaxed between 800-1200 milliseconds.

→ More replies
→ More replies
→ More replies

181

u/Trowj 9d ago

I SAID STAY DOWN BRO

→ More replies

178

u/Balla1928Aus 9d ago

Underrated video. That’s so fucking impressive. Used to amaze me watching the cat walk across the 1 inch fence cap like it was nothing.

28

u/luckysonic2 9d ago

I think its one of those 'rescue animal' videos circling, where ppl purposefully put animals in danger and then 'rescue' them for clout and praise. Often puppies and kittens, and many times the animal dies. Its extremely cruel and needs to be banned.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/how-fake-animal-rescue-videos-have-become-a-new-frontier-for-animal-abuse

→ More replies
→ More replies

164

u/NauvooMetro 9d ago

When we got our cat, our dog would bark at him and act aggressive. I should add the cat is much bigger and the dog is a 15-year old teacup poodle so no one was at risk here. The poodle was doing his usual one night when the cat took his front paw and bopped the dog right on top of the head two times about as fast as I can blink. The dog looked around like "DID YOU SEE? DID YOU SEE WHAT HE DID TO ME? YOU ARE ALL WITNESSES!" Anyway they've been really good friends ever since.

64

u/allycat315 9d ago

the cat is much bigger and the dog is a 15-year old teacup poodle so no one was at risk here

sounds like the dog was at risk lol

→ More replies

125

u/bilbobaggginz 9d ago

Ive watched my cat fuck up a water moccasin. I didn’t get out there in time to split them up but saw the last few hits and the aftermath. The snake has tiny cuts all over it, my cat was unscathed.

130

u/awkward-comics 9d ago

I thought you were talking about a shoe

35

u/bilbobaggginz 9d ago

That was way funnier than it should have been, thank you for the laugh!

→ More replies

123

u/MuksyGosky 9d ago

Imagine thinking you're fast and end up getting slapped before you're done opening your mouth

→ More replies

107

u/IronToadSilent 9d ago

There's a similar video out there of a sloth taking on a slug, it's 52 min long

→ More replies

86

u/its_raining_scotch 9d ago

93

u/darkest_irish_lass 9d ago

Seriously, how many cat subs are there on Reddit?

I'm not complaining, I'm just saying.

66

u/pupperoni42 9d ago

How many cat subs are there on Reddit?

N + 1 where N is however many cat subs I'm already subscribed to

→ More replies
→ More replies

60

u/crimson2271 9d ago

On a fishing trip several years ago I watched a cat kill a rattle snake... still amazes me.

→ More replies

42

u/Seth_Imperator 9d ago

Unless a 60 ms slow cat encounters a 44 ms fast snake

→ More replies

30

u/YesManSky 9d ago

You know someone/thing is much faster when they let you make the 1st move..

→ More replies

31

u/ogthunda 9d ago

Outdoor cats are a different breed. Most savage creatures on earth.

27

u/JoMo816 9d ago

I'm fast AF, Boiiiii

20

u/Bolomol 9d ago

Cat entered bullet time