Google wants you to know it did not kill a Botswana donkey

This Street View photo caused some Twitter doubletakes: Had Google’s Street View car run over a donkey? 

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Happy news! The donkey is fine. Google Maps product manager Kei Kawai leapt on the potential PR nightmare and offered photographic evidence: The donkey was playing possum. His cheekily titled blog post “Never ass-ume" tells the tale.

(We invite your conspiracy theories in the comments. Did Google post the images in reverse? Could they possibly be, like the moon landing, FAKED!?) -Stacy