The animal has even drawn comparisons to Michael Jackson in 'Thriller'.
It's something in the eyes, it looks like it is calmly plotting what it is going to do to you.
Sharing the photo, Twitter user @thegallowboob wrote: "Never been more scared of a dog."
Since he shared that picture, it has been liked nearly 200,000 times and retweeted more than 22,000 times.
Yaaaaayyyyyyy!!! You found Mr. Pickles! I'll be right over. The fam is going to be so relieved and happy:clap: pic.twitter.com/plM6ud5sXv
- Spacial Existenz (@ExistenzSpacial) September 25, 2021
That's not a dog that's a tiny serial killer
- summer stolarcyk (@summerstoli) September 26, 2021
Why does that look like a human wearing a skinned dog?
- tired_intexas (@ms_intexas) September 25, 2021
Many have just been having a good laugh with it, but as well as the comparisons with Pennywise and MJ, others have said that the dog looks like Heath Ledger when he played the Joker, as well as many dogs standing on top of each other, and Samuel L Jackson in Blake Snake Moan.
One Twitter observer commented: "They better cast him in that Cujo remake."
For those who might not be aware, Cujo is a film based on a Stephen King novel in which a rabid dog repeatedly attacks a family.
Another person said that the dog appears to be 'straight outta [another Stephen King adaptation] Pet Sematary'.
Just change the colors and it looks like horror movie: pic.twitter.com/euIgVqGay1
- Anthony Molina (@amolinadesigns) September 25, 2021
what the hell is going on behind that fence??? there are only two valid options: pic.twitter.com/oFwWexzU3r
- Rob N Roll (@thegallowboob) September 25, 2021
Yet another person said the dog was giving off 'some real Sweeney Todd vibes' and added: "I have a feeling that there are a lot of bones lying around that back yard".
Someone else joked: "That dog is plotting how to make your death look like a tragedy while horrifying the entire neighbourhood just to send a message.
"It doesn't want petted, just a whole movie worth of revenge."