High Def pictures that fool pets

Via the Presence-L mailing list, many High-Definition TV owners report that their pets are having trouble distinguishing the realistic picture from reality itself.

I first noticed this phenomenon in 2001 when I brought home my first high-def set. Surfing the dial, I stumbled upon a HDTV channel that was showing a documentary on the American Bald Eagle. Snoopy was taking a cat nap in a chair to the left of the TV, but suddenly looked up and saw an eagle soaring across the screen. She immediately walked over and began watching -- and she hasn't stopped yet.

As the caption in the article says: "Snoopy tries to catch a fish in a PBS documentary in high-def".

Why do I blog this? well, I don't want to design TV programs for pets but this is an intriguing fact.