Crafty cat proves masterful at slight-of-hand “shell” game

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jan 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-16 07:19:39-05

(WTVR) - A lot of people may think their pet is as smart a person, but the owner of a now- internet-famous feline may have good reason to brag.

A video of Kido the cat playing a game familiar to street hustlers, sometimes called the shell game, has been making the rounds online. It was first posted to Youtube by user moonli927 on Jan. 7. In it, the owner hides a bell under one of three metal cups, before quickly shuffling them around and letting the cat guess which cup the bell is hiding under.

According to the video's description, it's his first time playing, and he keeps picking the right shell. Even when his owner tries to make things more difficult for Kido by adding an extra cup, he still wins.

Some Youtube commenters point out, however, that it's likely kiddo is picking up on the sound of the bell rather than following it with his eyes.