Are cats afraid of cucumbers? Myths and busting it here!Throw a cucumber at a cat and you might have fun seeing her reaction. She is sure to jump, roll, make a weird sound, or flee within a minute. This is a common tendency of the cats to be worried about something that comes up without making any sound. Cats are afraid of anything unknown as it seems to be a predator for them. Be it a cucumber or a snake – both are equally dangerous to them.