Prepare to be scared and then relieved. What the hell am I talking about, you’re probably asking yourself?

You’re about to see a collection of photos that people shared that almost gave them a heart attack because they stumbled upon their pets in very compromising and even horrifying positions…or so they thought.

It took them a closer look to actually figure out what was going on, and then they realized it was all good, but at first glance, some of them had their minds totally blown by what they encountered.

But at least all of us know now that all of these adorable fur-babies are just fine and that’s all that matters.

Let’s take a look at these shocking scenes!

1. What a vicious beast!

Oh…wait a second…

I think I found Carcharoth from prancingponypod

2. What happened to your arm?

That’s a crazy optical illusion.

3. You gotta look twice.

This one definitely confused me.

Long dog with a section missing from illusionporn

4. Are you messing with me?

I feel like you’re messing with me…

My dog its trying to scare the shit out of me from funny

5. Hello up there!

Also, how did you get up there?

That spooked the shit out of me ._. from funny

6. A wild animal on the loose.

Never mind. False alarm!

Look at the bengal tiger… no, no, wait… from funny

7. Almost had a heart attack.

You don’t want to see that in the middle of the night.

Woke up in the middle of the night to a notification that my security camera detected motion. Cue instant heart attack. from funny

8. That would’ve freaked me out too at first.

No big deal!

My Aunt got her dog groomed. The groomer only has half of his right arm. It looks like he’s elbow deep into the dog, and it freaked me out when I first saw the picture. from funny

9. It’s only tomatoes!

Not blood!

My dog almost gave me a heart attack today, I thought she attacked our other dog outside and had blood all over her face. Then I saw a seed and realized she got into the tomatoes. from AnimalsBeingDerps

10. Is your neck okay?

Okay, he’s just snoozing.

I nearly had a heart attack when I saw him sleeping like this from AnimalsBeingDerps

11. Hahahaha. Who sleeps like that?

You okay down there?

Moving things around in the garage. About gave me a heart attack. from AnimalsBeingDerps

12. Up on the roof.

Get down from there this instant!

almost had a heart attack when I got home today from aww

Have your pets ever scared the daylights out of you like these animals did?

If so, please tell us your stories in the comments!

We can’t wait to hear your hair-raising tales!