There’s something about making sure your furry friend is safe and well that keeps us awake at night. Some pet owners give away their blanket, others part with their beds altogether and sleep on the sofa. It’s never enough to check up on them, because anything bad happening to our beloved doggos, cattos, and other four-legged companions can not only send us into panic mode, it can seriously give us a heart attack. Full stop.

Whether the pets are aware of this or not remains a mystery. But that’s not an excuse to play nerve-wracking tricks on their unsuspecting owners.

From a catto casually having the time of their life while covered in red paprika, to a doggo chilling in a pose that seems like the boi only has half of his body, Bored Panda has compiled you a chilling list that will make you look twice, and thrice. I mean, how dare they, but it’s also good to know this is not what it seems.

#1

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

I Almost Had An Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Yeah, I don't blame you...Look at those 'teeth'!

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#2

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

Nearly Had A Heart Attack

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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1 month ago

I see, this is revenge for all those cucumbers, isn't it?

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#3

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

My Dog Fell Asleep Under My Daughter’s Pillow And Nearly Gave Me A Heart Attack

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Flowers
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1 month ago

This is hilarious!

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To find out what it's like to to have a pet who "nearly" gives you a heart attack by chilling at odd angles, sitting in weird poses, or bathing in paprika powder, Bored Panda reached out to a Twitter user who goes by the handle @_sumola_. The woman from Ottawa, Ontario tweeted a picture of a black cat that appears to have his tail chopped off.

@_sumola_ told us that the mischievous guy, named Void, is her roommate Tally's cat. Tally said that “as Void is the darker darkest, he likes to act very mysterious. But he's also a huge dork. He will reach his paw out to pet you (nails included on occasion) in order to ask for pats.”

Moreover, Tally is convinced that cats and pets in general love giving their owners heart attacks for two reasons. “First, they're little evil gremlins who delight at torture, and second, they like the way you give them the good-good attention afterwards.”

And since Void is completely black, “he likes to sit in the darkest of places, be it my laundry hamper, under the bed, bookshelf, closet.” Tally joked that Void likes to ensure that there are no monsters that can attack her… “Other than him.”

In the end, Tally reminds everyone “adopt, don't shop!” And… she added, “yes, Void's name was UnaVoidable.” We surely saw that part coming, right?

#4

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

The Owner Found His Dog Lying On The Floor, All Covered In Red Sticky Liquid. It Was Just Dragon Fruit All Along!

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

not even sorry!

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#5

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It's Paprika

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Kitty is dabbling in the culinary arts.

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#6

Had To Look Twice

Had To Look Twice

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Jumilicious
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1 month ago

Loggo!

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If you've ever been a proud parent to a fur baby, you know how wonderful it is. Pets give us great companionship and, for most of us, they become loving and loyal members of the family. But loving them may come with hardships, too.

The psychotherapist Megan MacCutcheon suggested that there is always a threat for potential stress when you own a pet. “Things like adjusting to owning a new pet, training a pet, acquainting new pets and existing pets, introducing pets and children, and finding solutions to various responsibilities in terms of help with pet sitting, dog walking, etc.”

The biggest hardship may be dealing with the thought that your pet will have to pass one day. “While many pets seem forever young, they do age, their health eventually declines, and we are faced with even more responsibilities as we take care of the additional duties and demands that come with caring for an elderly or sick animal."

#7

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

The Doggo Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

I would have fainted :O

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#8

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

My Dog Its Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Where's the rest of the body?

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#9

One Christmas Eve Night

One Christmas Eve Night

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Yolanda Ruiz
Community Member
1 month ago

this one confuses because he really is missing a piece of hair

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Seeing your pet’s health deteriorating, or worse, seeing them suffering, is heartbreaking for any pet parent. Megan suggests the term “pet owner anxiety,” although she hasn’t come across resources specifically related to it.

According to the therapist, it refers to the stress related to pet ownership, which can come in any form. For some, it’s the haunting dread of your pet passing away; for others, it’s the decision of euthanasia; and for most, it's simply seeing them in pain, which causes anxiety and sleepless nights.

Of course, there are always people for whom pets are "just animals." They tend to worry about them less, as they develop less emotional attachment. However, for most humans, it’s not all about being realistic when it comes to having a pet. First, we get deeply attached on the emotional level, and everything comes second.

#10

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

For A Second I Thought There Was A Hole Inside His Belly

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

That cat is a walking optical illusion. Great!

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#11

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

Gives Me A Heart Attack Every Time, But He Loves To Sleep Like That!

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

That is cute... I would rub his belly :)

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#12

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

That Spooked The Crap Out Of Me

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Ceiling Cat is still around, apparently

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#13

What About This?

What About This?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Doggo grew an extra limb.

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#14

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

When You Got Home And See Your Dog's Mouth Full Of "Blood"

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I love the doggy's little bed.

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#15

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

Look At The Bengal Tiger... No, No, Wait...

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Hubertus Touché
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1 month ago

It's the one and only zebra-dog...

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#16

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night To A Notification That My Security Camera Detected Motion. Cue Instant Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

That shot is unnerving.

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#17

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He's Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture

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Spankathon
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1 month ago

Good job they didn't take the photo when he was clipping around the dogs backside.

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#18

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

My Dog Almost Gave Me A Heart Attack Today, I Thought She Attacked Our Other Dog Outside And Had Blood All Over Her Face. Then I Saw A Seed And Realized She Got Into The Tomatoes.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Look at that adorable face! Who's a good girl?

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#19

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

I Nearly Had A Heart Attack When I Saw Him Sleeping Like This

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Ripley
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1 month ago

Pea soup downloading in 3 . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

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#20

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

Moving Things Around In The Garage. About Gave Me A Heart Attack

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CuteCats
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1 month ago

The expression on the dog's face is so cute

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#21

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

She Thought She Dug A Treasure For Me, I Almost Got A Heart Attack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Oh, s**t! That mummified creature is huge. Is it a type of beetle? Or is it one of those prankster toys? Whatever it is, drop it, drop it!

Krista Salerno
Community Member
1 month ago

Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me! IT IS 2020 you know.

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Aldhissla VargTimmen
Community Member
1 month ago

apparently it's the pupa of a coconut rhinoceros beetle

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 month ago

I believe that's a Nope

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Cori
Community Member
1 month ago

That is a whole handful of nope.

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Rhinoceros beetle?

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
Community Member
1 month ago

hell naw to the no no no oh hell to the naw

It's all true
Community Member
1 month ago

Megasoma elephas pupa. http://beetlesaspets.blogspot.com/2016/03/megasoma-elephas-elephas-breeding.html

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
1 month ago

the horror...

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Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
1 month ago

the dog looks proud

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow.. that is cool I hope it survives if it´s the real thing...

Among Us
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, it's survived to the pupa so that's good

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Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
1 month ago

Australia? They have all the weird giant creatures.

soni w
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, I think it's a Christmas Beetle 🤣🤣 Dunno what youse call em in the world above the land down under, but I think that's what it might be. Should see the size of snake skins shedded down here! 🇦🇺🇦🇺

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Wyatt
Community Member
1 month ago

I want him lol! I keep beetles as pets and he seems great. Just worried for deformations in the cast from doggo. Anyone have any more info on this?

Wyatt
Community Member
1 month ago

Kinda want to make sure beetle is alright and adopt him if he isnt

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Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

How the shitshow of 2020 began ;)

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT.is.that.thing?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 month ago

http://coconutpests.org/pests-and-diseases-of-coconut/coconut-rhinoceros-beetle-oryctes

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CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

What is it?!?

Slinkman
Community Member
1 month ago

Is dat a larve? Or a cocoon?

NMN
Community Member
1 month ago

Pupa actually, cocoon is the name for a built enclosure where the pupa is inside, like the silk around silkworm pupa

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Kim Bush
Community Member
1 month ago

That is so very cool. Reminds me of something you'd see engraved on an Egyptian sarcophagus.

Pepper Pots
Community Member
1 month ago

my mothers what??

CincyReds
Community Member
1 month ago

She is in the backgound : Hooman are you proud of me>

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

But look at her proud face tho

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

This is likely a cicada pupa. They burrow underground. I don't think it's a rhinoceros beetle

Wyatt
Community Member
1 month ago

Heya! Rhino beetles burrow underground when in larval and pupal stages as well, and they have wings too!

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Katinka Min
Community Member
1 month ago

Jesus, how big is this thing?? O.o

Yolanda Ruiz
Community Member
1 month ago

That's amazing!

Katie S
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, and YOU’RE HOLDING IT IN YOUR HAND!?!

♠️ Clowny ♠️
Community Member
1 month ago

That actually scared me tbh

Max L.
Community Member
1 month ago

Crisalis, right ?

Virginia Anziani
Community Member
1 month ago

Such a proud doggie! I hope he got a nice treat, even though his "find" is gross.

Sandra
Community Member
1 month ago

The doggo îs so proud, but that thing would scare the sh*t out of me

Andi Yi
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a Megasoma acteon pupa

OffKeySinger
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a NOPE

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 month ago

Jesus! Drop it and run, run as fast as you can. Alllliiiieeeeennnnn!

Gina Babe
Community Member
1 month ago

This post needs more clarification

Vivi
Community Member
1 month ago

What is this?

Zoltán Almási
Community Member
1 month ago

Sweet Jaysus

NWB
Community Member
1 month ago

nope

Sara Lopez
Community Member
1 month ago

Beetle! awwww hope its back outside and safe.

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
1 month ago

the hell is that?

Sara Diogo
Community Member
1 month ago

Time for the flamethrower.

Toni
Community Member
1 month ago

what.is.this?

Enamelcamel
Community Member
1 month ago

Stag beetle larva ... gross!

CherokeeRose Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

😳😳😳😳😬😬😬😬

R L
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a chance in hell I would EVER pick that up.

AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
Community Member
1 month ago

what is it?

Kimberly Bronkema
Community Member
1 month ago

Yikes

Marcia Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Pup found the pupa.

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

Also thought this was a gigantic bug

gabrielle wolf-stahl
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a rhinoceros beetle

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT is IT???????????????????????

Vonny Browne
Community Member
1 month ago

Dog is saying: “Gimme, I bet It taste lick Chimkin!”

Leslie Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

A baby Gargantua

Maya Buckley
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like that wasn't meant to be removed from it's original place...

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

😲 go put it back.

RinLo14
Community Member
1 month ago

For a second I thought it was the cursed tiki from The Brady Bunch. https://youtu.be/DwvDNpiKUj0

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! SHE FOUND A BABY ALIEN!

Marsha Sturgill
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF is that??????

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 month ago

Like it!?

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 month ago

WTF IS THAT THING!!!???

Liz Sahlin
Community Member
1 month ago

Iiiiii! I don’t want to know what that is! Just throw in in a acid bath!

Cathy Carey
Community Member
1 month ago

Like one guy already pointed out it's an Oryctes nasicornis pupae. Sure looks like one https://bmcgenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12864-019-6352-3

Lisa Pockat Bork
Community Member
1 month ago

WTH is that!

Janet Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

You can't get 40 minutes shut eye these days...

Janet Bird
Community Member
1 month ago

Agh.

gracefullikeagazelle
Community Member
1 month ago

It's an alien about to hatch! Send it back to its leader!! =O

Artist Known As Lisa
Community Member
1 month ago

Ewww! It's friggin heuge!

Mumof1
Community Member
1 month ago

What the hell IS it!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 month ago

So proud, please don't break her heart making faces!

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 month ago

...and then the Mars invasion started...

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh dear lord!

Evelyn Hall
Community Member
1 month ago

Cecada killer?

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

It is a giant pupa of some huge insect.. put it in a dark quiet place. Happy face dog

Beth Kramer
Community Member
1 month ago

I think they found this in one of the mummy sarcophagi they opened in Egypt (see other post re: stop temping fate it’s 2020)

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

That thing is huge! What is it?

Dave Chapman
Community Member
1 month ago

Rhinoceros Beetle larvae, damn big one too! Pupper looks pretty dang proud of herself, as she should be...LOL!!

Dre Mosley
Community Member
1 month ago

The dog's like, "What? Don't ya like it?!"

Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

Look at that dog so happy with itself

David Gripon
Community Member
1 month ago

Didn't the Brady boys find that in Hawaii once?

BOT-Windbound
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1 month ago

find me the nearest bathroom NOW

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#22

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

Almost Had A Heart Attack When I Got Home Today

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Hubertus Touché
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1 month ago

wROOF, wROOF said the dog... and re-adjusted the dish in order to watch Dogflix for free.

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#23

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

The First Time I Saw Him Do This, My Heart Almost Stopped As I Thought He'd Died

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Ooh, a tuxedo Dutch bunny. It does look as if it is wearing high waisted black pants with a white shirt.

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#24

Here's Another One

Here's Another One

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K O
Community Member
1 month ago

I can't see the scary part of this one, what am I missing?

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