I have been trying to understand the peculiar popularity of these posts about sharp-clawed carnivores called “cats”, and near as I can tell it has something to do with the property of cuteness. “Cute” seems mostly undefinable, however, but usually seems to involve playful juvenile behavior by large-eyed creatures. This seems to qualify: Sepiolid burying behavior. It’s adorable!
It’s cute how it so quickly conceals itself to lurk and wait for prey to swim by.
I’m still trying to grasp the concept of cute, though. Is this cute? It’s a giant Pacific octopus swimming up an Alaskan creek.
Do you live near water? Then you are not safe. The giant tentacled molluscs will find a way to get to you, and I find that charming.
(Also on Sb)