The picture of a creature called Lynx Owl has gone viral on Twitter and an increasing number of people are asking whether the image is real or fake.

The image was originally posted by @EzerRatchaga on April 30. It showed a beautiful owl-like creature sitting in the middle of the desert. However, the creature had the face and wings of an owl but the paws and fur of a lynx. As a result, it was given the name Lynx Owl. In the real world, a lynx is a medium-sized wildcat that lives in the forests of North America, Europe, and Asia. 

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The creature which was seen in the viral photo had white and brown fur with long horns like a great horned owl. The species was also known as a tiger owl. It had piercing orange eyes.

What is Lynx Owl?

Much like the fake Amazon Snake Cat, whose picture went viral last month, there is nothing called the Lync Owl. The viral photo is fake and made using artificial intelligence. It was digitally created using advanced technology.

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One Twitter user revealed that the picture was AI art created by Dreamers Zen. However, the picture tricked many people on Twitter, who believed that the creature was real.

One person wrote: “A real beauty. I have never seen one of these before. Thanks for posting.” Another posted, “A ferocious look! A simply magnificent looking animal!” said another. A third person added: “Incredibly beautiful bird.”

However, there were those who refused to be tricked by the photo. Here are a few skeptical reactions: