Whiskers ~
Domestic cats, mostly nocturnal.
Their whiskers apparently
Help them identify
Objects and prey nearby
Particularly after dusk.

Whiskers are attached to tissues
that have multiple nerve endings -

Nerves that are sensitive
to even the slightest air movement.

As a result, it detect nearby objects
without seeing them​—

Obviously an advantage in the dark.

Sensitive to pressure,
Cats' whiskers determine the position
And movement of an object or of prey.

Even the width of an opening
Before a Cat go through it ...
Whiskers can help measure it!

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