A twitter user has posted a picture of a leopard whose camouflage is so effective, it’s leaving people scratching their heads.
Can you spot the big cat in the picture?
The Twitter user uploaded the image while admitting that when her friend sent it to her, she thought they were taking the piss.
“Someone just sent this to me and asked me to find the leopard. I was convinced it was a joke… until I found the leopard. Can you spot it?,” she said.
The picture sent her 150,000 followers into meltdown, with the post garnering well over 1,600 comments at the time of writing.
“Someone please pm me the answer. I’m gonna go crazy if I stare at this dirt anymore,” wrote one user in desperation.
“Took me too long. Leopard would’ve got me,” wrote another, while a third added, “Took me about 5 minutes!! Well hidden.. more of this please.”
For those of you who are due a trip to Specsavers, despite the additional comment of “PLEASE DON’T POST THE ANSWER,” a number of people have shared spoiler photos with arrows or circles outlining the well-hidden creature.
To be fair, I’m 99 percent certain I wouldn’t have been able to spot it if it weren’t for the help of the Twitter community. If you’re the same, check out the answer below…
Crazy, right? No doubt the wily leopard’s prey didn’t even see it coming.
While the picture challenge was a bit of innocent fun, the diminishing number of certain species across the globe is cause for alarm.
As outlined by the the Born Free Foundation website: “Wild leopards are under threat, largely due to human pressures and habitat loss, while captive animals suffer in zoos, circuses and under private ownership.”
It doesn’t help when you’ve got poachers killing off the remaining rare animals in their natural habitat.
With charities such as Born Free, you can help the issue by supporting the organisation in a myriad of ways in their quest to ban trophy hunting and protect leopards in both the wild and captivity.
Featured Image Credit: Hemant Dabi