A mother snow leopard at Stone Zoo is teaching her cubs what they need to know to be effective hunters. She knows what this cub is thinking, but she goes along with it and acts the startled prey. It's part of their training. Here's another, from the Bronx Zoo, with the added lesson that you cannot sneak up on prey that is looking right at you.
And another that is pretty darn cute.
Mama snow leopard acting scared when little hunter tries to sneak up on her. pic.twitter.com/YMFOVBe3f8— Nature is Amazing (@AMAZlNGNATURE) August 29, 2018
Snow leopards: Their tops are made out of rubber; their bottoms are made out of springs. -via r/startledcats