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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: A cat naps in the pop-up shop "Cat Cafe" on April 24, 2014 in New York City. The cafe, which has been created Purina One cat food, serves complimentary coffee and bakery items, and has a variety cats roaming throughout the space that visitors can adopt. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Why are cats so afraid of cucumbers? It’s not that cats are afraid of cucumbers it’s their natural reaction to anything that sneaks up on them without making any noise. Cats tend to be scared or wary of the unknown, as it could represent the danger of a predator, and in the case of a cucumber, a snake. Cats are sharp and alert animals, and as such, they always keep their guard up and have good situational awareness. So, pretty much anything that sneaks up on a cat could potentially terrify it.