Thursday 9 September 2021

Halloween cat - reflective eyes

I am being unkind in one way as it is not good to link Halloween with domestic cats because sometimes idiots harm black cats at Halloween. However, this guy is not black but his eyes are a pure white due to the reflection from the tapetum lucidum behind the retina which boosts the amount of light that impinges on the retina enabling cats to 'see in the dark'. But normally the reflection is green or blue/green. He we have a pure reflection of white light from the camera flash. It is strange. The cat also has his mouth open to give a ghoulish appearance. 

Halloween cat - reflective eyes
Halloween cat - reflective eyes. Photo: Twitter.

ASSOCIATED: Why are black cats associated with Halloween?

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