Kamineko (Biting cat) is the given name to the abusive cat that keeps on biting the animal-loving high-school student Sakaki's hand whenever she tries to pet it; a recurring gag in the Azumanga Daioh media. While one could think the feline acts like this only because it's nervous or as a means of defense, its malice becomes apparent by its mischevious smile and when it commanded all of the neighborhood cats to ambush her. She could have ended with major injuries had she not been defended by her adopted cat, Maya.