I don't know where the idea came from, but I love it.

French photographer Xavier Hubert-Brierre travelled to Gabon with his wife and set up a mirror in several locations in the wilderness to see how wild animals would react to seeing their reflections. As you might guess, the reactions varied from complete disinterest to "Hey! What is that thing?!"

Take a look:

Nice job cleaning the mirror. A bottle of water and your bare hand. Pretty much what happens when I ask one of my kids to clean up the bathroom.

Now, you don't have to travel to Gabon to have fun with mirrors and animals. You can have fun with your domesticated friends at home too: