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.