Just days before Halloween, a viral picture has spooked many on social media. Shared by a Twitter user Robert Maguire, the picture has an interesting optical illusion to it. At the first glance, the picture appears to be that of a crow. In reality, however, the picture is not that of a black crow, but a black cat.
“This picture of a crow is interesting because…it’s actually a cat,” tweeted Maguire as he shared the picture. Retweeted over 32 thousand times, the post created quite a buzz on social media.
This picture of a crow is interesting because…it’s actually a cat pic.twitter.com/dWqdnSL4KD
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) October 28, 2018
While many wondered if the ‘shapeshifting’ animal belonged to Maguire, others compared the picture with the popular Ludwig Wittgenstein’s rabbit-duck illusion. Here are some of the many reactions the tweet garnered:
You’re a modern day Wittgenstein. pic.twitter.com/HNR0JMwB2V
— Jasmine Jiang (@Shut_up_jasmine) October 28, 2018
I maintain it’s a raven, cunningly disguised as a cat pretending to be a crow. Triple psych.
They’re clever buggers these corvids.
— Russ Day (@rfdaze) October 28, 2018
Had to open it to actually see. Beautiful!
— Ammar (@Ammar_AliKhan) October 28, 2018
Picture of a cat is interesting because it’s actually a dog. pic.twitter.com/bR5qe57Vuy
— Owen Bailey (@Owen83Bailey) October 28, 2018
— Narayan Balaji (@chaluchacha) October 28, 2018
— Ellie (@Purrs_41) October 29, 2018
— Nirvana 91 (@Ale91_2016) October 29, 2018
I tried looking at this cat as if really looked like a crow but instead I got scared bc what if crows really looked like this https://t.co/Zl42J4Vk4N
— 🐱🔪 (@skycatcafe_) October 29, 2018
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