A BAFFLING optical illusion of either a cat or a crow, depending on your perspective, is so confusing it has fooled even Google’s most advanced reverse image search algorithms.
After the photograph was shared on Twitter it quickly befuddled thousands of people.
On first glance, the picture could resemble a crow but it is, in fact, a cat with its head tilted sideways.
Research director at Citizens for Ethics, Robert Maguire, shared the image, writing: “This picture of a crow is interesting because it's actually a cat.”
Mr Maguire’s initial post had garnered more than 160,000 likes and 57,000 retweets at the time of writing.
In response to the tweet, Twitter user Ben Collins quipped: “This your crat?”
Even media star Jeremy Vine was fooled by the optical illusion trickery, tweeting: “Help me with this.”
In a further development, The Daily Telegraph has revealed global tech conglomerate Google has been hoodwinked by the bizarre photo.
When the “cat-crow” image is submitted to Google’s reverse image search tool, it gives the result “common raven”.