An IFS officer went on to call the snow leopard a ‘phantom cat’ and ‘ghost of the mountains’ as these animals can easily merge with their surroundings
An image of a snow leopard that has social media users hooked to it, who are struggling to locate the feline among snow on a mountain.
The photo which was shared by the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer Ramesh Pandey on his social media handle features the wildcat camouflaging itself around a mountainous terrain that is covered with snow. On sharing the photo, he asked his followers if they could locate the animal in the photo.
— Ramesh Pandey (@rameshpandeyifs) July 13, 2021
The IFS officer further went on to call the snow leopard a ‘phantom cat’ and ‘ghost of the mountains’ as these animals can easily merge with their surroundings. He also credited Ryan Cragun, a resident of Utah, who originally captured the animal.
On looking at the image for the first time, it will be almost impossible to detect the leopard, making it a challenge for social media users to spot the animal.
While locating the animal, many gave up after a few minutes whereas others admitted zooming in several times to spot the animal in the picture. Others, who failed to spot the leopard, even called the image fake.