Imagine that you’re scrolling through the internet, looking for pics of adorable doggos. Sounds like another day at the office, right? But then you stumble on a photo that freezes your brain. Your heart races. Your mind can’t process what you’re looking at. All you can say is “what in the world?” because you’re having trouble understanding what’s wrong with this dog picture.

There’s one photo of a dog that’s making the internet very, very confused. It’s gotten more than 143k views and over 3.2k upvotes on Imgur, and people are sharing how shocked, scared, and baffled they were. So take a good long look at the photo below and let us know in the comments what your very first thoughts were, dear Pandas.

This horror-inducing photo of a dog is going viral, however it's not what it looks like

People were clearly confused:

Some started 'fixing' the pic with Photoshop:

Turns out, it's just a three-legged dog licking himself:

A year ago, the photo went viral on both Imgur and on the subreddit r/confusing_perspective. One person even made a handy drawing to show people what the dog would most likely look like from another perspective.

Meanwhile, some internet users were so shocked that they joked about having had enough Reddit for one day and compared the dog to something they’d see in the Silent Hill video games.

While others couldn’t help themselves and photoshopped googly eyes on the pic for a hilarious (not to mention worrisome) edit.

And in case you were wondering, here's what the doggo looks like from a different perspective. Cute, right?

Later the owner posted a photo of their three-legged friend indeed proving that he has a head

Want some more optical illusion animals? Be sure to check out this list below!

This isn’t the first time that a pet picture had the internet wondering what the flippin’ heck they were looking at. Bored Panda has collected some other pet optical illusion pics for you to puzzle out, so scroll down and enjoy. When you’re done with this list, check out our previous post about a dog pic that people are also having trouble understanding.

#1

This Really Messed With My Head For A Few Minutes Before I Realised

This Really Messed With My Head For A Few Minutes Before I Realised

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had to save the picture and rotate it right to finally see it, my brain couldn't work it out :)

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#2

Our Two Cats Look Like They Were Cross-Stitched Onto The Carrier.

Our Two Cats Look Like They Were Cross-Stitched Onto The Carrier.

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#3

We Ride To Victory!

We Ride To Victory!

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#4

My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

My Dogs Appear To Have Merged This Morning

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#5

This Picture Of A Crow Is Interesting Because...it's Actually A Cat

This Picture Of A Crow Is Interesting Because...it's Actually A Cat

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#6

This Picture Makes My Sister's Yellow Lab Look Like A Polar Bear

This Picture Makes My Sister's Yellow Lab Look Like A Polar Bear

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#8

How Can I Teach My Pet This Skill?

How Can I Teach My Pet This Skill?

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#10

Girl Fishing

Girl Fishing

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John Augsburger
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I knew that mermaids had legs out of water, but dog faces?

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#11

Dog With Frisbee Lips

Dog With Frisbee Lips

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#12

Nothing Like Hugging A Giant Pooch!

Nothing Like Hugging A Giant Pooch!

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"20 Massive dogs you wont believe exist, you should see number 13" CLICK HERE!

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#13

You Taste Funny

You Taste Funny

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#14

Took A Picture Of My Brother And Our Dog, Kind Of Strange Result

Took A Picture Of My Brother And Our Dog, Kind Of Strange Result

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Autumn Walton
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IRISH SETTER!!! (Sorry i have an irish setter named Dixie, the most adorable thing with the sweetest face who like digging through trash and biting my other dogs paws. Naughty girl but she's great! :)

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#15

It's More Of Them Small Ones Dressed As A Big One

It's More Of Them Small Ones Dressed As A Big One

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#16

Belching Rainbows

Belching Rainbows

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JazzyWorld
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Related to the fire breathing dog? Too many skittles 😬🤣🌈🐶

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#17

Dog Has Horns

Dog Has Horns

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Kesam
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Walking this dog would be a tiny bit impractical... 🤔

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#18

Was Taking Pictures Of My Mom Petting My Dog When...

Was Taking Pictures Of My Mom Petting My Dog When...

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of belly rubs we now have throat tickles!

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#19

Which Side Is The Mouth?

Which Side Is The Mouth?

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#20

Woman With A Dog

Woman With A Dog

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#21

Wife's Second Picture With A Dslr And She Gets A "Perfect Timing" Shot

Wife's Second Picture With A Dslr And She Gets A "Perfect Timing" Shot

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#22

Let's Put Our Heads Together Here!

Let's Put Our Heads Together Here!

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#23

Optical Illusion Dog

Optical Illusion Dog

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JazzyWorld
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 👁 AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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#24

Go, Go, Gadget Neck

Go, Go, Gadget Neck

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#25

My Dog Looks Like He Is Running On Water

My Dog Looks Like He Is Running On Water

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Kesam
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jesus is back!! (As a dog. With a very silly walking style.)

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#26

This Airedale Look Like A Giant. It Seems To Dwarf The House And Children In The Background

This Airedale Look Like A Giant. It Seems To Dwarf The House And Children In The Background

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#27

The Accidental Giant

The Accidental Giant

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Mark
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does the dog to the right have his tongue stuck in the fence ;)

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