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Everyone can see the birds in the jungle – but you have 20/20 vision if you can spot the hidden squirrel in 9 seconds

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CHALLENGE your intelligence with this brain-twisting optical illusion that only one per cent of people can solve.

You will be crowned a genius if you finish the puzzle in less than nine seconds.

Spot the squirrel in nine seconds

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Spot the squirrel in nine secondsCredit: jagranjosh/Bright Side

Only a few people with great observational skills can solve this challenging brainteaser.

The goal is to spot the hidden squirrel in this busy jungle scene.

And you only have nine seconds to complete the task.

So grab a stopwatch, set the timer and see if you have a perfect 20/20 vision.

But did you know solving such challenges can improve your intelligence?

Optical illusions are visuals designed to trick our minds and can be a simple IQ test.

They test our understanding of reality, depth and perspective as we try to understand what’s in front of us.

Studies have shown that people who regularly challenge themselves with optical illusions and puzzles improve their problem-solving skills, concentration and attention.

Optical illusions benefits

RESEARCHERS have developed many tests that show how various brain regions react to optical illusions.

They are not only entertaining, but they also shed light on how our brains interpret visual data.

By giving your brain a little workout on a regular basis, you enhance your ability to focus and observe details.

Studies have shown, people who regularly challenge themselves with optical illusions and puzzles see big improvements in their problem-solving skills, concentration and attention.

Improved concentration and attention span, in turn, can help prevent cognitive decline in older age.

Psychologists at The University of Glasgow found that staring at an optical illusion can improve eyesight by allowing you to see small print.

So before you start with this one, try and see if you can find the cheeky ghost trying to blend in within this party scene in a super quick time.

If you can then you have the watchful eyes of a clever spirit but beware they are very good at keeping secrets.

You can also try and spot all five differences between the two identical pictures.

Or have a go at finding the sausage that definitely shouldn’t be in with the fruit and vegetables.

Coming back to the challenge, were you able to solve it?

If you didn’t see it, look again carefully.

Here is a hint for you: try to find the squirrel in the top-right part of the image.

Still no luck?

If you are still scratching your head trying to solve it, here is what you need to do.

Just put your gaze straight above the little fox and you will see the hidden squirrel trying to climb the tree.

You can also scroll to the bottom of the page to see the solution.

Cheers if you were able to solve this twisted challenge in less than nine seconds – you are a genius with a perfect 20/20 vision.

If you found this puzzle too easy, try to find the hidden butterfly in this vintage scene.

Alternatively, you can also try finding the hidden monkey hiding in this image before the zoo closes for the night.

If you are interested in solving more such optical illusions, we have added a few at the bottom of the page so do not forget to check them out.

The squirrel is trying to climb the tree

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The squirrel is trying to climb the treeCredit: jagranjosh/Bright Side
Try to spot the deer in this jungle

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Try to spot the deer in this jungle
Spot the cat in this room

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Spot the cat in this room
Can you spot the hidden butterfly?

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Can you spot the hidden butterfly?
There is the deer

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There is the deer
The cat is sneakily hiding in the corner

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The cat is sneakily hiding in the corner
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Were you able to catch the butterfly?

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