Our animal friends often possess a varying level of understanding for the unnatural world around them.
Some are intelligent enough to make the discernment, but some may also find it awkward.
Take the reflection in the mirror as an example. As per scientific testing shows, most animals cannot identify their reflection being themselves. Some say it is due to the absence of the smell. Dogs have highly developed smells, but the reflection of an animal does not have any. A few of the proven exceptions, however, are apes, dolphins, magpie birds and elephants – all belonging to the higher intelligence list.
Couple of animals may exhibit a different reaction since they use different senses and not just sight alone to confirm the image they’re seeing. Anyone who ever watched our furry friends trying to make sence of their own reflections agrees that is amusing. Put a mirror front of your puppy and try not to laugh when they want to play with their image reflection.
One Swedish dog owner with a funny bone captured one such funny moment of his pet.
The clip clearly shows how the pooch spent some time happily in front of the mirror. He excitedly wagged his tail on his new found friend and jumped around seemingly enticing himself to play in the mirror.
The German Shepherd canine breed even pressed his paws to the dog he sees, maybe somehow hoping for a response.
The video clip started with the confused animal barking at his reflection before running around wagging his tail. The owner of the video even laughed out loudly as he takes the footage of his doggy’s reaction.
It isn’t the first time a dog in such a funny moment got caught on the camera getting stumped by his image though. In Colorado, one poodle and Labrador mixed breed also got the internet laughing with her funny antics.
After seeing her reflection, she suddenly went into a barking frenzy. The fuzzy canine’s name is Jolene the dolly doodle. She then went prancing around as she watches her identical twin copy her moves out.
Thanks to our friends from Daily Mail UK for the original post.
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