A scenic photo of a backyard has people scratching their heads on the internet because somewhere in the photo a cat is perfectly camouflaged.
The image has been shared with the popular Twitter account @Thereisnocat_, which tests the internet’s ability to find a cat’s hiding place.
A recent image on the social media platform starred none other than Ricky, a cat from Bradford, in England.
The image shows a backyard, with a manicured lawn, shed, wheelbarrow and sitting area, with a fence behind it.
Despite certain there was a pet in the frame somewhere, many people were left scratching their heads, and the snap garnered more than 6,600 likes since it was posted last month.
Get the GQP “I thought he was looking out the window lol.”
Jackson da fennec was delighted: “I was able to find him all alone this time.”
Solful commented, “I’m giving up.”
Ni de aqui, ni de allá replied, “I see something black and white that could be a cat.”
S̲e̲r̲a̲p̲h̲.̲ wrote: “At this point I have completely forgotten what a cat looks like, I am losing it.”
Speak with news weeksaid owner Lee Oman: “I saw him hiding between the wheelbarrow and the shed.
“I took it as a Spot Ricky photo for my partner and daughter, but didn’t know anything about the Twitter account at the time, my partner told me about it later. I took it from just inside our kitchen extension.
“He’s not really in hiding and I’m not sure if he did that on purpose at the time.”
Oman said they adopted the five-year-old cat just over a year ago.
He continued: “As for his personality, he’s 80% aloof and not very tactile, but there are times when he really likes cuddles and chin-thumps. He fights on the street with other cats, although he’s generally not the instigator .”
After spotting the cat, the aptly named Twitter user Cats commented, “Is Ricky really the black thing behind the wheelbarrow? I give up, looked all over this photo…”
Also Bluebird saw the giveaway and added: “Fluffy tail.”
Chris See wrote, “There may not be a cat, but I believe I see a tail.”
And when he found the hiding place, Stockellnot Stockwell asked, “Would someone please tell me if the cat is behind the wheelbarrow!?!”
There is some debate as to whether cats are best suited for indoors or outdoors, with some of the benefits and risks listed for going outside.
The Cat’s Protection website states that a cat that roams free provides them with more territory with an interesting environment, allows them to express their natural behavior, while getting them good exercise.
But they noted that there are risks associated with the outdoors, including injuries, illnesses, parasites and ingesting potential poisons. While the greatest risk is loss, through theft or death.
If you wanted another challenge, this cat who managed to “disappear in plain sighthad confused the internet.