How do animals see human beings?

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This question can be answered in a variety of ways, so I'd like to briefly highlight some of those various pathways for this answer.

Animals see humans exactly the way that you see humans because you, and all other humans, are classified as animals. There are 6 kingdoms of living things. Two of those kingdoms are bacteria. A third kingdom is protist. Then comes fungi. The plant kingdom is next, and since humans are not any of those kingdoms, we belong in the animal kingdom. You and I are both animals, so you could answer this question by explaining how you see humans yourself.

A different way to tackle this question is to discuss visual perception. A lot of animals have eyes, and those eyes contain photo-sensitive cells called rods and cones. Rods are sensitive of light and dark, while cones are color sensitive. Different animals have different ratios...

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