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Close encounters of the third kind? Tele readers get probes out over tree cutting picture

Stand back and let your eyes blur a little - you see? Newray Pic
Stand back and let your eyes blur a little - you see? Newray Pic

Tele readers got their probes out on Thursday morning after a seemingly innocuous pictured of a tree fall took them by surprise.

Blur your eyes a little - and it looks awfully like a huge-headed alien is undertaking a little tree surgery.

The picture - taken by the photo agency Newray Pics - shows a worker take a chainsaw to a tree that had fallen across a road in Newry. But the bottom of the tree, on a raised piece of ground, makes it look as though the man has a huge head.

Customers at the Ballymena newsagent Diamond's were "convinced" it was an alien.

"I just stood looking at it at first thought my eyes were playing up," said Eugene Diamond.

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