Daily Darwin – Darwin’s Cat

Think your cat is plotting to kill you? Scientists say you could be right“, asks The Mirror.

New research claims that despite looking cute and harmless, the sparkle in your beloved cat’s eyes might is probably their killer instinct.

Cat_Darwins_Cat_animatedResearchers from the University of Edinburgh looked at the character traits of domestic pet cats and compared how similar their behaviour is to wildcats and big cats such as lions.

The study found that the different breeds had the same strong characteristics related to dominance, impulsiveness and neuroticism.

Compared with the snow leopard, the Scottish wildcat and the African lion, researchers found larger predators shared similar characteristics of aggression and neurotic behaviour to domestic cats.

Darwin notes that the little furry fucks will gladly sacrifice one of their nine lives to get you.