Was it a new addition to the enclosure? Had she just never noticed it before? Did she spot a centipede or spider taking a sunbath on it or something?
No one’s quite sure what caused this adorable little red panda to so thoroughly flip out when she decided to make a public appearance at a safari and amusement park in southern Japan last spring.
Fortunately, a Twitter user captured the whole thing on camera for the public’s viewing pleasure.
And then she saw it.
Rising up on her hind legs, she tries to make herself appear as big and intimidating as possible.
Video is on the next page: