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39 Cats Who Were Brilliantly Pranked By Their Owners

These cats always thought they were better and smarter than their people. But they hadn't reckoned with the devious brilliance of the duct-tape prison ....

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to prank their cats by trapping them in brilliant duct tape prisons. Here are the amazing results.

1. Things started off slow. The traps were set ...

Submitted by tanyav4ff.
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Submitted by tanyav4ff.

2. ... but it wasn't clear that the cats were going to fall for them.

Submitted by allien2.
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Submitted by allien2.

3. A tense standoff was developing ...

who’s first?
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who’s first?

4. The cats were not taking the bait!

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Submitted by haleyamoss.

5. "What, do you think I'm some kind of idiot?"

Submitted by katyp4.
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Submitted by katyp4.

6. "We laugh at your pathetic attempts to trap us."

Submitted by katekaul.
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Submitted by katekaul.

7. "Your trap is an embarrassment. Your plan has failed. I turn my back on your laughable scheme."

Submitted by luizahdori.
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Submitted by luizahdori.

8. Desparate attempts to turn the traps into "party traps" were met with disdain and contempt.

"He hated it as a regular square, and the transition to “party square” did not help my case."Submitted by elyser48.
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"He hated it as a regular square, and the transition to “party square” did not help my case."

Submitted by elyser48.

9. The cats were mocking our efforts. We had been made into fools!

Submitted by belikehannah.
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Submitted by belikehannah.

10. But then something happened. The Siren song of the traps was too powerful ...

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Submitted by lydiah42.

11. Surely, there couldn't be anything wrong with just taking a peek ...

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Submittted by saram402.

12. And we got 'em!

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Submitted by lydiah42.

13. We had them right where we wanted them.

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Submitted by lydiah42.

14. And suddenly, thanks to one weak moment of overwhelming curiosity, they were ours.

"Worked in less than 30 seconds."Submitted by jamesw4.
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"Worked in less than 30 seconds."

Submitted by jamesw4.

15. Forever.

"Princess Cheeto Is Trapped!!!!"Submitted by princesscheeto.
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"Princess Cheeto Is Trapped!!!!"

Submitted by princesscheeto.

16. Helpless to escape our devious clutches.

Submitted by Jack Shepherd.
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Submitted by Jack Shepherd.

17. The pull had been too strong ...

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Submitted by Jack Shepherd.

18. And now they were facing the consequences.

"Murphy fell asleep in the trap & Tucker was hoping I would take him out of the trap!"Submitted by kirstierf4.
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"Murphy fell asleep in the trap & Tucker was hoping I would take him out of the trap!"

Submitted by kirstierf4.

19. Helpless.

i will sit here and will not move.Submitted by kirstier4f.
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i will sit here and will not move.

Submitted by kirstier4f.

20. Trapped forever.

"Ziggy’s tail was too smart for the trap but the rest of him fell for it."Submitted by lilir3.
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"Ziggy’s tail was too smart for the trap but the rest of him fell for it."

Submitted by lilir3.

21. Doomed to spend eternity in a prison of their own making.

got ‘em!Submitted by jaclennon17.
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got ‘em!

Submitted by jaclennon17.

22. Confined by the walls of their own hubris ...

Submitted by salonis43.
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Submitted by salonis43.

23. Incarcerated behind the bars of their overweening pride.

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Submitted by angiekraz.

24. Stuck in the cage of their arrogance.

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Submitted by curbi.

25. Held fast by the devisings of their own conceit.

"Well, it worked. It also took me 5 minutes to get him to come back out - then he proceeded to pounce back in and sit there for another 10 minutes. Weirdo."Submitted by jessical4da.
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"Well, it worked. It also took me 5 minutes to get him to come back out - then he proceeded to pounce back in and sit there for another 10 minutes. Weirdo."

Submitted by jessical4da.

26. And once they were trapped, there was no way out.

Submitted by clarew43.
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Submitted by clarew43.

27. No one was safe.

Submitted by liciah.
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Submitted by liciah.

28. No one.

Submitted by amystarrjunkieb.

29. Cats like Mr. Pancakes bravely attempted to chew through the walls of their duct-tape prison.

Submitted by kaleahd.
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Submitted by kaleahd.

30. But as soon as they stepped inside walls, those walls became their jail.

Submitted by savannahb4c.
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Submitted by savannahb4c.

31. And there was nothing for them to do but wait.

Our cat loved his trap!Submitted by laurala.
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Our cat loved his trap!

Submitted by laurala.

32. Ruing the day that their blind ambition had led them into this confinement.

Submitted by michelleb4da.
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Submitted by michelleb4da.

33. Pleading with their owners to set them free.

"I told her she couldn’t leave the trap. She must live in the trap forever."Submitted by nicolek49.
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"I told her she couldn’t leave the trap. She must live in the trap forever."

Submitted by nicolek49.

34. Trying every form of blandishment.

Submitted by deniseg13.
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Submitted by deniseg13.

35. Imploring ...

Submitted by janemkay.
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Submitted by janemkay.

36. Entreating ...

Submitted by lizw45.
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Submitted by lizw45.

37. Threatening ...

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Submitted by amandar48d.

38. But at the last, they were resigned to their fate.

Two in one…Submitted by vdlnatalia.
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Two in one…

Submitted by vdlnatalia.

39. We had them beat. We had them outwitted. We had our cats trapped. For now.

Submitted by nickd55.
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Submitted by nickd55.

The end.

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