A photo of a restaurant with a cat hiding somewhere in the frame has been called “the toughest yet”, by people fuming for the moggy.
The internet is full of feline content in the form of gifs, animations, videos and photos, with a kind of online sport emerging as people try to find camouflaged felines in ordinary snaps.
The latest viral photo to pique interest was taken at a restaurant in Mazatlan, Mexico, and was taken by a customer, Amy Noriega.
“The cat belongs to the neighbour, his name is Piccollo and he spends a lot of time in the restaurant every day,” she said. Newsweek.
Piccollo is among friends, with data from Statista revealing there were 6.59 million cats in the Central American country in 2018, among a pet population of more than 28 million animals, citing AMEXFAL data.
While Noriega was dining out one day, she spotted Piccollo in an unusual location and decided to snap a photo, with the ensuing snap ending up on the Twitter account, @Thereisnocat_.
Uploaded last month, it amassed over 22,000 likes on the social media platform as people furiously scoured the pixels for Piccollo.
But many were left empty-handed, as the cat’s place slipped away from them. Commenting on the snap, Éowyn’s pet: “Wonder where he is. Damn, this is the hardest one yet
Solful exclaimed, “Damn catnip, that was tough. Good game, good game.”
Dev admitted, “I see multiple cats and no cats at the same time lol.”
Annabel Giles joked, “Based on responses, this photo has multiple cats and a dolphin in it.”
“Hmmm is it the hint of an ear or am I seeing things,” @softyrenjun asked.
Dreaming Ghost added, “I can’t tell if it’s a cat, but it’s the closest thing to a cat I can see here.”
And Amit Deshpande joked, “Yup! There is no cat in this picture.
Clarifying where he is hiding, Noriega said: “I was eating my lunch when I realized he was there outside the window and thought it would be funny to send him to the Twitter user nocat because I like cats and also this page.
“He’s so handsome and loves people, he likes to be petted all the time.”
She added, “And by the way, there’s a little patio with lots of plants outside the window, which is his favorite part of the restaurant. And also he likes to rest under that fake tree.
“I had a very nice time trying to find out where the kittens are hiding, I find it very curious that they always discover nooks and small spaces to fall asleep in. The kittens are so cute,” he said. she adds.
Although his location was revealed, some people were still unconvinced, as Angel W said, “Okay everyone. HOW’S THAT A CAT? He looks like a penguin to me.”
If you were still having trouble spotting Piccollo, we’ve circled him below.