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12 Cats Who Have Fallen for the ‘Cat Trap’

I’ve come to realize that us people are not ever really going to understand cats fully. Not unless someone creates a translator (like in the movie Up) for cats so we know what they’re saying and thinking. They’re mysterious to me and I’ve been living with them forever.

One aspect I don’t understand is the whole “if I fit, I sit” philosophy cats seem to hold. They love sitting in random strange places, and then there’s the whole cardboard box thing.

Cats and cardboard boxes seem to have a real, true love relationship so much so that cardboard boxes have been coined as “cat traps.” I’ve caught my cat, Ariel, in them time and time again and it seems if you’re looking to catch a cat, just put out a cardboard box and they will come to you.

My cat is not the only one who has fallen for the trap; just take a look at these 12 other cats who have fallen for the “cat trap” cardboard box:

  • 12 Cats Who Have Fallen for the ‘Cat Trap’ 1 of 13
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    Seems like they're called 'cat traps' for a reason...

  • Where’d You Go? 2 of 13
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    A cat fell for the trap and his friend has no idea how to save him from it.

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  • Gives Up 3 of 13
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    He knows that he's done for and there's no way he will get out.

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  • A Little Extra Help 4 of 13
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    These two are fighting and it's quite clear that the one on the box won't help the one in the box.

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  • I’m Stuck 5 of 13
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    It doesn't look like he's in too deep, but he knows there's no hope.

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  • What Happened 6 of 13
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    One moment he was walking around and next thing he knows, he's stuck.

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  • Big Time Sadz 7 of 13
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    He laughed at his brother who fell for the trap only to get stuck the next day himself.

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  • Scared 8 of 13
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    If you were trapped by a box that's unbreakable you would be scared too... or something like that.

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  • Chilling Out 9 of 13
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    He's cool with being in the box. He loves it so much that he's made it a home.

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  • Surprise! 10 of 13
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    Look -- even big cats fall for the trap.

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  • An Unexpected Trap 11 of 13
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    Well, we usually see the little box with a cat trapped inside, but this one is a super intricate one.

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  • Help? 12 of 13
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    Those eyes are begging for you to let him out.

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  • He Gave In 13 of 13
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    He knows he's not getting out for a while so he's just decided to nap instead.

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:: Has your cat ever fallen for the ‘cat trap’? Share in the comments! ::

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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from  on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!

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