Human or dog? ‘Confusing’ and ‘disorientating’ optical illusion divides opinion

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An optical illusion has baffled the internet, leaving people both ‘disoriented’ and ‘confused.’

The image has divided opinion as to what exactly people are seeing – is it a human or a dog?

At first glance it appears to be nothing more than a human figure with a backpack walking into a snow-covered wood,

However, on closer inspection, an entirely different image altogether reveals itself.

The photograph, which was shared on Facebook, is in fact an image of a black poodle running towards the camera in a snow-covered wood.

What at first glance appeared to be the back of a person’s head is in fact the tail of the dog, and the ‘backpack’ is the pup’s face.

Social media users were quick to react to the optical illusion.

One person said: “I had to take my glasses off to see that one.”

Another agreed: “I had to stare at it before I could see it.”

Some said they ‘almost gave up’ trying to puzzle out the image, while hundreds of viewers realised their initial take on the photograph was off after carefully analysing the photo.

Opinion has been divided, with some saying they spotted the illusion straight away, with one writing: “Why can’t I see the man? I only see the dog.”

Others thought it was clearer, with one stating: “I’m curious as to how the people who saw a man running were able to explain away the fact that running man has a giant dogs head coming out of them.”

Yet others could only see the dog, with one saying: “This is ridiculous, all most people can see is a dog.

“The only way this is a man is if he has weird poodle hair or hat and is wearing a dog jumpsuit with weird paws attached and a £D dog face image on his back.

“So no, it’s not an optical illusion unless you’re on drugs.”