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People On The Internet Can't Decide If This Black Creature Looks Like A Rabbit Or A Crow

Another day, another mind-bending optical illusion.

Cover image via Dan Quintana/Twitter

A video of a black creature getting its furry head scratched has been making rounds on the Internet, leaving netizens confused of its appearance

The video was uploaded on Twitter by Psychological scientist Dan Quintana on 18 August, with a caption that read, "Rabbits love getting stroked on their nose."

At the time of writing, the video has received over 8,000,000 views and 15,600 retweets. 

The video had everyone confused, with some thinking it's a rabbit...

...and others arguing that it was actually a crow

Turns out, Dan had intentionally tried to trick everyone with his caption into thinking that it was a rabbit

In an interview with Cnet, the scientist revealed that the static bird/rabbit illusion is well-known within psychology and philosophy, further adding that the video originally belonged to Imgur.

"I thought it was fairly clear that the video was of a bird. As you can see the translucent nictitating membrane sweep across the eye horizontally and the positioning of the 'ears' are a little strange," the scientist said.

Nictating membrane is a translucent eyelid that is only present in certain animals, namely birds, among others.

He also added that he was certain the bird was a white-necked raven, however, he was not 100% certain as he is not a corvid expert.

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