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Do you remember all those vintage optical illusion cards, ones containing hidden stuff you had to find? They were quite popular few decades ago. I think we have even featured some of them before. Well, Jean-Philippe Prade found something similar in the last place you’d expect him to find an illusion – in his grandmother’s plate! Supposedly each plate in a set contained a different illusion, unfortunately this is the last plate that survived. As Jean-Philippe explains, the sentence translated from french goes something like this: “Take care of the cabbage and the goat, but where is the goat?” So can you find the hidden goat in the plate below? Good luck!

Find The Goat!


101 Responses
  1. Osama says:

    what about the man or (Goat) in the up-right of the dish ?? he is not a man according to his mouth :)

    • OttoKnowbetter says:

      That is a politician, not a man.

    • cameron s says:

      Look at the man’s shadow. It looks like a goat.

    • Dave says:

      This reminds me of when Wendy’s restaurants used to have old newspaper layouts printed on the service counters and tables. There was an optical illusion similar to this that said something like, “Look at me for a minute and see how I change.” I could never see the change, does it ring a bell with anyone else?


    • Taylor says:

      Its in the tree in the top right. Turn the picture 90 degrees counter clockwise and… TaDaa! There’s the goat (head).

  2. mrboma says:

    Take care of the goat? Looks like someone already “took care of it” in the mafia sense of the phrase… It’s just a head.

  3. bets says:

    I did find the goat. I agree the person on the side of the plate looks a bit odd.

    • ABBY says:

      No its in the right hand corner just turn it on to the left hand side!-its by the tree and the twigs, all you except is the body its just the face

  4. Q says:

    Found it! Some times rotation helps…
    Good one!

  5. Diane says:

    I see it .

  6. TL says:

    Good one… would be easier if you look at it upside down.

  7. Melissa says:

    Can’t find it; though there is that weird looking man like Osama said.

  8. Barbara says:

    Your translation is slightly off, but gets the point across. I’m having no luck finding the goat, however!

  9. DBergy65 says:

    I did find a goat head, but not an entire goat. Looking straight up.

  10. Billa Bonga says:

    There is NO goat picture anywhere. It’s the word goat they are looking for. It’s written in french as “la Chevre”.

    • Ribber says:

      Sure about that now?

    • dazey says:

      there is a goat u cant find it

    • Hypersapien says:

      No, there actually is a picture of a goat, or at least a goat’s head.

    • Jess says:

      Actually there is a goat’s head in the tree. Well, it’s the shape of a goat’s head. In the picture, top right. Turn your head right (or turn your screen left) and you should be able to see it. It took me a while too see this… good work!

      P.S – Baaaaaa

    • Marie says:

      THANK YOU!! I got a headache searching for it….I’m going back to searching for waldo…

    • Mike says:

      no no there is a goat, a big white goat head, situated an inch left of the farmer’s head, which is to ur right, its looking upwards… to notice it u have rotate ur head so that the right side of the picture is up

    • Skye Simmons says:

      It’s on his right”hand”.I am 9 years old and it took me nearly a week to find it.I was so tired of looking for it!But then I realized it was his hand.I”didn’t” look at any comments because I wanted to do it myself.lol.I didn’t looked at some of them after I found the goat.

  11. Karen says:

    Found it! I like the playful presentation (“Take care of the cabbage…” in French!)It is sad that the rest of the plates were lost.

  12. Nadeem says:

    It’s on the right side of the picture. There is only head looking upward.Just above the fence. Goat has white color.

  13. bryan says:

    took a while, but i found a severd head of a goat

  14. j says:

    not so much upside down, as a 90-degree rotation (counter-clockwise). should jump right out…

  15. Clivey Walshy says:

    Goats head, nice

  16. Jos says:

    Found the goat, just rotate the plate as TL suggests.

  17. yahans de-heer says:

    the goat is holding the watering can by the mouth

    • cameron s says:

      Exactly.the shadow is the goat.

    • cameron s says:

      No. I get what you mean now.

    • Hypersapien says:

      No, actually it isn’t. It’s not even in that part of the picture.

    • Brian says:

      Nope. Turn the picture 90 degrees counter clockwise. It’s clearly in the fence, but very nicely hidden. An even nicer touch is that the man’s eyes appear to be directing the viewer in that direction!

  18. Rita says:

    Found it! It took me a little bit but I did find it!

  19. CorralesID says:

    Well i dont know what are you talking about rotating unless there are 2 goats, i can only give the clue its holding something that goat

  20. Darm58 says:

    Good job! It would be nice to see the whole plate as it appears the outer pictures hold possibilities of their own.

  21. hi says:

    cool, but i found 2 goat heads… which one is right?

  22. Rushi says:

    grrrrrrr can’t find it.

  23. Tasha says:

    I see a Whole goat. The clouds make the head and the body. Kinda like the goat is sitting or has short legs, lol.

  24. dilip anand says:

    the goat is on the right side fence.

  25. some random guy you'l never meet says:

    I had to go into Paint to figure this one out
    and then i had to get my whole family to search
    for it…

  26. Benua says:

    How the brain is working ??? It took me 2 days to find the face in the forest, but only a few seconds for the goat. Why ????

  27. Nosa says:

    where is it…????? grrrrr

  28. Gail Nicholson says:

    Goodness! I was going to say it’s a trick, the goat is in the shed, but with the help of other comments I now see the head. What worries me is that part of the farmer’s right arm seems to be missing! Did the goat take a bite? I wonder if the rest of the plates were broken as people played with them trying to find the illusions *g*

  29. PCC says:

    Found it! Much easier than the man in the woods.

  30. glittergirl says:

    i cant find it at all!!!!
    please help!!!!!!!

  31. quack yup quack says:

    found it didnt take too much time!! man at the top right looks like a half monkey man XD
    im 10 =P

  32. libi says:

    I saw a goat’s head on the right shoulder of the man with his collar as the goat’s horn

  33. Hypersapien says:

    Found it, although I did have to copy the picture into an image viewer so I could rotate it.

  34. Lindsey says:

    Found it.

  35. Lois says:

    Goat head laid on fence looking up

  36. ST3V3N says:

    See it in right fence (just a head), but the man’s shadow also resembles a goat… somewhat…

  37. Louise says:

    Tilt your head to the right and you’ll see the goat easily.

  38. Dave says:

    Good one. Once you find it, it’s hard not to see it but it took me a while. I sure wish I had a set of plates like these.

  39. Terry says:

    Finally! Found it after 4 days (?) and knowing it was just a head really helped.

  40. Peter Kamau Njau says:

    i see the goat but the same goat seen upside down i see a white bear climbing the fence and looking over the shoulders

  41. steve says:

    about 1 on a clock face, turn your head to the right….just above the fence. horns and all;; nice one.

  42. mazz says:

    uhhh Yep Can’t Find It………….. Is It The Mans Arm?

    • Skye Simmons says:

      Actually I was wrong because I thought it was the man’s arm, too.It’s actually in the tree.If you just tilt your head to the right(or if you have a laptop tilt your laptop to the left)and look at the top right of the tree.If you still don’t see it then WAKE UP!

  43. vignesh says:

    i could not find d goat………

  44. auntem321 says:

    Found it. Wish they had the rest of the set.

  45. Steph says:

    Funny, it was the very first thing I noticed because it just looked out of place and thought “No that cant be it.. Too easy and it looks distorted… Then I read a couple of the posts (specifically the post from: mrboma “Take care of the goat? Looks like someone already “took care of it” in the mafia sense of the phrase… It’s just a head.”) and sure enough it was the first thing I noticed on the plate. I did not think to flip the image until I read the other posts… Duh feeling extremely slow this morning!

  46. Jaahquubel says:

    I was looking for a goose, instead of a goat…
    I think I need to read a dictionary. ;)

  47. ILoveSchweinsteigerandGoetze says:

    EASY!! found it in 5 seconds without reading the writing above or comments! turn your head upside down and look at the bushes/twigs on the right! it is just a head

  48. Big O says:

    Finally found it :) the corns are part of the fence and the tree branches make the eye and the mouth… (Thank you Nadeem).

    Almost flipped on this one.

  49. Denise says:

    I think that I found the goat but the bean man? Not so much. I love these and usually get them. Where are the answers? Sleepless in Centerville.

  50. Denise says:

    What does ” waiting for moderation” mean? Denise.

  51. LALALALAL says:

    I don’t see it anywhere ????? help!!!!

  52. Tathagata Bhattacharya says:

    I also see a goat-head only !Seems that the owner of the cabbage has already beheaded it for the “sin” of “taking care” of his cabbage !!

  53. luna says:

    where is that thing?! i mean, there’s an man with an odd face, but it’s not it, and there’s a shadow of a goat holding the watering can by its mouth, but it’s not it, would someone tell me the right solution then?!

  54. cat says:

    Found it. Very clever

  55. Hi.

    GOAT in English Language means also “man who is sexualy active” so in this point plate is so easy to discover a goat:)


    btw: also goat head on the fence ;)

  56. conall says:


  57. RN says:

    That was neat!

  58. jm bacares says:

    now i see it
    on the tree

  59. Xavier Kreiss says:

    In case anyone is interested, the closest English equivalent to the sentence is probably ” to play both ends against the middle “. The expression can be used in the case of a dispute, for instance. It would mean “to take a position between the two opposing parties and try and defuse the situation by being conciliatory to both”.

  60. day says:

    HOLY FOUND IT! that took for ever!

  61. jeevanshedge says:

    Move the plate 180′ and see the SHADOW LEFT SIDE OF THAT MAN. GOATS SHADOW

  62. Ron says:

    I rotated the picture in Preview a quarter of a turn to the left. That places the trunk of the tree to the top of the plate. Making the goats head clear to see.

    If you can’t rotate the photo, think of the plane as a clock. The goat lips are at 2 and the ears end at 3.

  63. Monzie says:

    WTH u all said about “rotating”, “shadow”, “tree” ?????

  64. Ksenia says:

    Ah, but there are several goats.
    The image has too-litte resolution to show the smaller ones.

    The branches and fence is the largest. But I found a smaller head in the tree above and possibly the other trees. Also the shadow is a flattened goat’s head.

    I didn’t see any at first, I was searching for an entire goat, not just a head. tss. tss.

  65. Natalia says:

    The cabage is a skull if you look at it upside down.. :) looks like he’s already ‘took care’ of the goat and now he has to take care of the evidence- the cabbage :)

  66. ben says:

    i found the goat it is the mans arm that is holding the water can

  67. ben says:

    it is the outline of the branch in the corner just tilt your head sideways

  68. bill baily says:

    thank god for that took me for ever. And metro radio sent me here the ba stards lol

  69. superboy123 says:

    Oh Yeah the trees face its the goat at firs its looks like a man shape rotate your head left or right if not in left try right

  70. Jordan Pruyne says:

    Turn your head 90 degrees and you should see a goat head in the branches of the tree!

  71. Neds9kelly says:

    Lol it looks like an angry pig

  72. Nasir says:

    Has anyone noticed the illusion in the boys face? It looks at you no matter where in the room you are

  73. BSmile says:

    I see a horse

  74. JOSHUA says:

    in the corner in the upright then turn your head 90 degree you see the head of the goat

  75. B.T says:

    I found a goat head in his arm and below the tree

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