Silly Fish In Aquarium Chase Down Laser Dot

RyanLarsonPublished: October 5, 2015315,736 views
Published: October 5, 2015

Humans have this funny characteristic of associating certain human qualities with animals in the wilderness. One explanation why we do this is in attempt to make these highly unpredictable wild animals familiar to us. So the lion becomes heroic and brave, the donkey is stubborn, the wolf is a loner, the fox is tricky and the cat is extremely curious. Sure, they exhibit some of these behaviors and traits, but it is more likely than not their natural survival instinct kicking in, rather than any human-like behavior on their part. This means that a cat can be stubborn, a wolf can be curious and a fox can be brave, no matter how we stereotype them.

We have long lived with the saying “curiosity killed the cat” but it appears that cats aren't the only ones who enjoy curious enough to chase red laser dots. In fact watch as these playful fish go right into action! Their owner is extremely entertained by their antics as they mindlessly follow the fluorescent red dot appearing in their makeshift habitat. They often hit a dead end or the rocks in their pursuit, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to catch it.

Being curious has been the downfall of many animals in the wild, but this doesn’t mean that it’s a negative trait. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By trying to explore the nature around them and the many ways it is functioning, animals learn to live in harmony with it and to use it to their advantage to the maximum, prolonging their lives and the lives of their species which in turn is what evolution is based on. So we leave it up to you to decide if curiosity killed or educated the cat.

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