Never ass-ume

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM


Over the last 24-hours concerned members of the public and the media have been speculating on the fate of a donkey pictured in Street View in the Kweneng region of Botswana.

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.

Images 1 & 2: our car, driving on the left hand side, approaches the donkey lying down in the road.



Image 3: the donkey gets up and moves aside.



Image 4: a shot taken from the back of our car shows the curious animal back on its feet.



I hope you continue to enjoy some of the spectacular images of Botswana and its wildlife, big and small.

Posted by Kei Kawai, Group Product Manager, Google Maps