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Google denies Street View car ran over donkey, adds to intrigue

Los Angeles Times -- A scene captured by a Google Street View vehicle in Kweneng, Botswana, that went viral Monday seems to show the car hitting and possibly killing a donkey on the road.

The scene is still visible on Google Street View: The Google vehicle appears to come up upon a standing donkey before knocking it over.

But Google has a different version of the incident and insists the animal is fine.

"Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously," Google said in a statement. "A review of our imagery confirms that we did not cause any harm to the donkey."
A scene captured by a Google Street View vehicle in Kweneng, Botswana, that went viral Monday seems to show the car hitting and possibly killing a donkey on the road.

To prove its innocence, Google provided Australian...


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Submitted Jan 18, 2013 By: NOTSOGRN
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Chris46
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:36:20 PM

I don't believe GOOGLE did it.
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Google might not live this one down for a while...
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:02:35 AM

not a good marketing event. Even if the vehicle didn't hit the donkey or harmed it.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:20:01 PM

Walking backward? I have seen a lot of donkeys go backward. They are called democrats.
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horse S
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That story doesn't belong on this site.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:15:26 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/17/google-proves-it-didnt-kill-donkey_n_2493941.html#slide=1992314
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:12:10 PM

Google covers something else up. Donkeys now, what next?
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:11:27 PM

LMAO
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:10:57 PM

Dumb story...can't believe what people waste their time on!
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This could not be this simple.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:08:46 PM

There not the only ones to lie about stuff like this!
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:07:32 PM

Must have been texting.
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wow
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somewhere else..
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Hummmm.......
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:05:35 PM

Hope the driver's ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:05:04 PM

Just like our government, you can't believe anything?
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Funny.
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GOOGLE LYING...
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:03:58 PM

was acting like a real ass so they ran over it, lol

[Edited by: rf6480 at 1/19/2013 12:04:45 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:03:32 PM

old news
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The stuff Google has to put up with is worse than the EPA snarling road construction.
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ya, ya.
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Just talk.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:56:04 PM

Distracted driver: "I was taking pictures for Google."
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Were they using their cell phone????
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Spend a few million dollars doing forensics. It is very important that we know every detail.

Our need to know supersedes our need to exist.

/dripping-sarcasm
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who cares, people have accidents every day with cars.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:53:47 PM

I saw one before and it was kind of weird. I can see where it could have happened.
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I've seen a jackass or two I would really like to run over.
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Didn't know that there are roads in Botswana.
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crazy
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funny
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Bizarre, well I guess it caught it on camera then?
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ooopppps
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Those guys and gals are crazy drivers.
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It would not suprise me if it was true
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GOOGLE can do no wrong.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:40:10 PM

OK
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OK
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Kind of silly.
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OPPS
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funny
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:35:51 PM

Very interesting article. I can't decide whether to believe they hurt the poor Donkey or not?! I sure hope not since I'm a real animal lover. I think this one is going to nag at me unfortunately.
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Goggle is not evil, relax world!
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Ad you think Google has any brains?
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LOL
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:30:26 PM

I didn't even know they allowed Streetviews in Botswana. "Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously?" Really? I wish Google would come back here and take out all the Jackasses on our roads.
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it was just a love tap
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