Google Street View Takes Out A Deer

Posted Jan 30, 2009

Google Street View is a feature that is built in Google Maps.  Anyone using Google Maps can click Street View and see what it looks like to walk down the road in front of specific addresses.  Google captures these pictures by driving around cars with 360 view cameras on top of them.  Google has been quiet about the cars they send around, but sometimes they are caught in the wild.

Recently in upstate New York, a Google Street View car hit a baby deer on Five Points Road and had been recording the whole time.  “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,” wrote Wendy Wang, Street View Operations Manager.

I think that this is one of those pictures that needs to be archived and added to a top list of Street View pictures.