Plastic Water Bottles vs. Cats

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    If you’ve been to Japan, you’ve probably noticed all the water-filled plastic bottles that can be found in residential areas. A lot of people seem to believe that the bottles frighten away cats.

    The “Mezamashi TV” morning show recently put this superstition to test by surrounding a bowl of food with water bottles and seeing how cats would react:

    Surprise, surprise! The plastic water bottles did nothing. The cats just went right through and ate the food. Even when backed up with the reflective power of mirrors and CD’s, the cats are only distracted from the food for a split second.

    An expert consulted confirms what most of us already know: there is no evidence backing up the belief that plastic water bottles will keep cats away.

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