How can the following be?

dims@pterosaur:~$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/python3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Aug 15 12:18 /usr/local/bin/python3 -> /usr/bin/python3.6
dims@pterosaur:~$ which python3.6
dims@pterosaur:~$ which python3
dims@pterosaur:~$ python3 --version
Python 3.5.2
dims@pterosaur:~$ python3.6 --version
Python 3.6.6
dims@pterosaur:~$ /usr/local/bin/python3 --version
Python 3.6.6

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