Optical illusions have been hitting us left, right and centre in recent weeks, but this one might freak out cat lovers everywhere.
Brace yourself if you’re a feline fan, as this set of images could tip you over the edge.
A Japanese photographer living in the United Arab Emirates captured images of a cat, which on first glance, looks like it has a hole blown in its side.
But, before you start panicking, this particular moggy just so happens to have a distinctive pattern on its fur, which creates an incredible effect as it walks through the desert.
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Because the ginger patch of its body is the exact same colour as the sand and there is a dark tint around it, it does give the impression that the cat has a massive hole right through it.
This effect is only evident when the cat – who’s known as ‘Okaachan’ or ‘Momma’ – heads out into the desert environment around their home in Al-`Ain, RocketNews24 reports.
These bizarre pictures have since been retweeted thousands of times in Japan – and we’re sure it won’t be long until the same happens here.