The Vanishing Leprechaun

This as an amazing puzzle. We take a drawing of 14 leprechauns and cut it into 3 pieces. When we switch the top two pieces, a 15th leprechaun appears! Switch them back, and he vanishes! Click on the picture to switch the pieces.

Here is the picture with 14 little guys.

While switching the top two pieces leaves us with 15 little guys.
Notice the difference? The top image has 14 leprechauns, while the bottom image has 15. Where did the extra little guy come from, and where did he go? Go ahead... count them! Count them again!

Have fun solving this! Don't jump too quickly to the answer... it spoils it.

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