Google’s report thus states:
“Because of the way our 360-degree imagery is put together, it looked to some that our car had been involved in an unseemly hit and run, leaving the humble beast stranded in the road. As our imagery below shows, the donkey was lying in the path – perhaps enjoying a dust bath – before moving safely aside as our car drove past. I’m pleased to confirm the donkey is alive and well.”
It’s not clear how Google verified the donkey’s current status. We think the company simply contacted the Street View employee in question and made sure he or she did not run a donkey over. The donkey may actually be dead right now, but not because of Google.
There have been some crazy images and corresponding stories courtesy of Street View. This one just isn’t one of them.