Talented cat excels at cup and ball trick

By Daniel Uria  |  March 24, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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March 24 (UPI) -- A talented cat has mastered the cup and ball gambling trick known as the "shell game" or "old army game."

The clever feline, known as Snow, can consistently identify whether or not one of several cups contains a small plastic ball after they have been shuffled.

Snow's owner has posted several videos showing Snow intently watching the shuffling cups before quickly placing its paw on one and toppling it over to reveal the hidden ball.

"Gonna bring this boy to casino with me," Snow's owner wrote after the cat successfully found the ball in a selection of four cups.

While best known for his ability to seek out a plastic ball from underneath as many as five cups, Snow's Instagram also features him dressed in a variety of sweaters and other outfits as well as showing off his cat-shaped fur pattern on his stomach.

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