November 11, 2015 4:31 PM EST

Lots of people would be intimidated by this dog. He’s a large, sturdy, muscular Boxer who’s probably got a sharp set of teeth. But you don’t have to be scared of him. He’s actually the one who is terrified. Of a feather, it turns out.

But this dog doesn’t just cower and walk away from this scary, mysterious object. He approaches it with curiosity—but with a healthy dose of restraint. It’s quite admirable, in fact.

When another video of a dog freaking out over a feather went viral a few months ago, Gawker asked if the dog was afraid of the feather because it smelled like a bird. It’s a valid question that remains relevant today.

(h/t Mashable)

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