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‘Dog’s head’ on a roof turns out to be CAT with very unusual markings [video]

Purrfectly confusing! Moment a ‘dog’s head’ on a roof turns out to be CAT with very unusual markings

  • The strange sight was spotted by Carolyn Muylaert, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • At first, it looked like a dog’s head on a roof before it turned out to be a cat 
  • Cat’s black tail and two markings on its back looked like the dog’s nose and eyes 


A family was given a shock when they thought they had spotted the head of a dog on a roof.

Carolyn Muylaert, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, was so baffled that she started to film the apparently disembodied head staring back at her from the nearby rooftop. 

But after Carolyn made a noise, the creature moved to reveal it was actually a white cat with black markings that looked uncannily like a hound’s face.

Video footage taken in Rio de Janeiro initially shows what appears to be the head of a dog without a body

But after Carolyn Muylaert made noise to disturb the animal, it revealed itself to be a cat with a black tail, originally thought to be the dog's nose, and two black dots on its back which initially looked like the dog's eyes

But after Carolyn Muylaert made noise to disturb the animal, it revealed itself to be a cat with a black tail, originally thought to be the dog’s nose, and two black dots on its back which initially looked like the dog’s eyes

In a video posted online, Carolyn can be heard hissing and the ‘head’ moves to reveal it is the back end of a cat that had been lying on the roof.

Its black markings and tail had combined to look uncannily like the eyes and muzzle of a dog, baffling Carolyn, her girlfriend and her girlfriend’s mother who were looking from a nearby balcony.

Afterwards, a ‘shocked’ Carolyn uploaded the video to her Instagram page where it has been viewed almost 40,000 times.

One person described the cat as a ‘deepfake’, while another ironically accused it of ‘catfishing’.

The family’s confusion is reminiscent of that caused by another optical illusion captured in a snowy forest last winter.

The picture shows either a hiker walking into the woods or a black poodle running out of the forest.

It was widely circulated by Facebook users around the world, and people were split with many believing it to show a small figure heading into the woods wearing a backpack.

This optical illusion left people 'disoriented' and 'confused' after some people saw a figure walking into the woods while others saw a black poodle running towards them

This optical illusion left people ‘disoriented’ and ‘confused’ after some people saw a figure walking into the woods while others saw a black poodle running towards them

Upon closer inspection, it became clear the picture was actually of a black poodle running towards the camera. 

The dog’s tail appeared at first glance to be the back of a person’s head. 

Hundreds of people realised their initial take on the image was off after analysing the photo. 

‘Took me a while to figure this one out,’ one person commented.

One user, who spotted the pooch immediately, wrote: ‘Why can’t I see the man? I only see the dog.’

Others thought it was clear, with one person writing: ‘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 dog’s head coming out of them.’ 

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