A journalist has taken to Twitter to expose owls for what they really are - extremely long-legged birds.
The picture was captioned: "I was today years old when I learned low long owl legs are!"
It since gone viral with 2.1k likes and 619 retweets so far and needless to say, the image has left people in a flap.
"Sorry no, I won't accept this," said one user, to which another replied: "Me either. I'm very disturbed."
"This is the funniest thing I've seen all year. The way the owl is looking away as if to say 'ok mate don't take the piss'' said one user.
Another tweeted that: "My son is now severely traumatised after seeing this, and has forbidden me from showing it to his little sister because it would scar her for life."
One replied saying "Wait til you see how long penguins necks are..."