It’s said that a photo can say 1000 words, but sometimes it can say so many words, that it’s just confusing. This is one of those instances. It involves a picture of a dog that, at first glance, seems to have no head. People all over the internet have been losing their minds over the phenomenon. They demand to know how it survives. However, many might be disappointed to know that it is actually an illusion. The headless dog does have a head; it just happens to be hidden from view.
What in the ‘Headless Dog’ is Going on Here?
Optical illusions are quite common. They can fool the mind and boggle the brain in ways people might not ever imagine. Today we have an image snapped by a couple of pet owners. It was taken at such an opportune time that people have been demanding explanations. The image was taken of a dog, and the confusing part is it looks like the poor thing has no head.
Everyone who happens upon this picture is extremely curious. How is a headless dog even possible? How is it surviving? Well, in reality, the seemingly headless dog is not headless at all! In other words, the dog’s owner was trying to snap a picture of his pet, and the dog decided to turn its head right at the perfect moment so that it was hidden behind his body. The funny thing is, the dog had just undergone surgery where its one front leg was amputated. The stitches from the surgery were still present. So, it made it look like it had its head amputated instead.
Those who stumbled across this picture were so baffled they had to express it in the comments. One person wrote how they just could not comprehend the situation. For their information, the dog had turned his head to lick his body. This hid it from the camera’s vision and made him look like a headless dog.
Other Crazy Optical Illusion Dogs
Seeing that so many people loved the headless dog in the above picture, we thought we might want to show some other crazy optical illusions of dogs looking like sci-fi creatures. Here is a white scruffy dog that is lying down on its side. At first glance, you might think you have found a picture of a funky-looking goat with one eye. However, if you look again, you might realize it’s actually a dog, and you’re looking at its side profile. What you thought was the goat’s snout is actually the dog’s ear.
This really messed with my head for a few minutes before I realised pic.twitter.com/HiFaDG6DCy
— Lesley (@dancingfool75) February 3, 2020
One person saw this picture, and instead of a goat, they saw a horse. Well, a deformed one at that. “I just saw, thought it was a deformed horse,” they wrote on Twitter.
Here is another dog that makes his owner seem like a tiny tot of a man. This illusion is quite simple to explain. The labrador runs much closer to the camera while the man is further in the background. The owner’s head is right above the dog’s back, making it look like he’s getting the ride of his life.
These two retrievers are so eager to greet whoever is at the door they seem to have collided with one body. They look like they have literally combined at the shoulder. Two dogs became one.