Hungarian artistGergelyDuds or Dudolf, as he is also known has really put the cat amongst the pigeons by, ironically, putting a cat amongst owls. The question is, though, can you spot the furry feline masquerading as a feathered critter?
Several thousand people have already commented on the image, many of whom seem to be experiencing an alarming level of distress at their inability to locate the enigmatic tabby. One struggling Facebook user lamented that she found the panda in 5 minutes. But the cat? Its been 15 mins and still no sign of it.Another explained they needed the assistance of their daughter in order to solve the puzzle.
The cause of all this difficulty is likely to have something to do with the way in which the brain processes visual information, by identifying repeating patterns and then using this to automatically fill in the gaps in peripheral vision. This makes it very difficult to spot minor details or irregularities in our visual field without focusing directly on these elements, which means you probably won’t see the cat unless you stare straight at it.
While we arent going to reveal the position of the cat, we will give you a little clue: Cats dont have beaks. Then again, owls dont wear hats or bowties, but that hasnt stopped Duds from including a few in his picture.
The artist himself seems to be rather pleased with his ability to tease peoples brains, posting a reply to one frustrated viewer that simply said I love your comments.