Google’s Street View Van Hits Baby Deer; Also Catches You Mid-LARP


Google’s Street View van accidentally hit a baby deer — and the whole incident went instantly to Street View. Guardian UK has the details:

(…) In upstate New York, a street view car hit a baby deer on Five Points Road – and then recorded the whole thing on Google Maps. Nobody noticed until, well, someone noticed, prompting a Daily What blog post, floods of traffic, and then a sequence of five street-level pictures being removed from the site.
Google replied: “The driver was understandably upset, and promptly stopped to alert the local police and the Street View team at Google. The deer was able to move and had left the area by the time the police arrived. The police explained to our driver that, sadly, this was not an uncommon occurrence in the region – the New York State Department of Transportation estimates that 60,000-70,000 deer collisions happen per year in New York alone — and no police report needed to be filed.” (…read more,

On a lighter note, this story is also seen at Gawker, where commenters have revealed something Google’s Street View caught that may in fact be more tragi-comic than any “Google Killed Bambi” reference. Do not LARP in public, my friends. Just don’t do it.

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