Adorable Dog Photobombs Google Street View Camera

The wonderful phenomenon of the Google Street View photobomb has taken an even better twist, after this cute little dog legged it alongside the photographer and was caught on camera on the way.

The cute dog was snapped in Japan. Credit: Google
The cute dog was snapped in Japan. Credit: Google

The little chap was snapped in Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture area and can be seen in a series of photos where his facial expression appears to go from playful and interested to pretty bloody angry as he gives chase.

In others he looks a bit like he's levitating, and he certainly seems to travel a fair old distance for such a small dog. Thankfully for all of us, Google didn't blur out the pooch in the photos, meaning we can all enjoy them.

So let's do that.

The dog gave chase to the cameraman Credit: Google
The dog gave chase to the cameraman Credit: Google


The images on Google Street View for all of us to enjoy. Credit: Google
The images on Google Street View for all of us to enjoy. Credit: Google

Of course, our four-legged friend here is far from the first example of a Google Street View photobomb - in December last year a fella from Ormskirk, West Lancashire, invited the world to play the 'Circle Game' with him.

For uninitiated, the Circle Game involves making your thumb and index finger into a circle and then punching whoever spots it first. Immature? Yes. Funny? You better believe it.

Anyway, spying one of the Google Street View cameras, taxi driver Kyle Hesketh realised it was now or never, and plonked his arm out the window and made a little circle with his hand.

Google blurred out his face, but kept the circle in - so it's still a win for Kyle, right?

He told LADbible: "Basically I play the 'Circle Game' game all the time. I was parked up one afternoon and saw that the Google Street Maps car was pulling in where I was parked.

Kyle Hesketh played 'The Circle Game' against Google Street View and won... Credit: LADbible
Kyle Hesketh played 'The Circle Game' against Google Street View and won... Credit: LADbible

"I thought, 'Wonder if they will see this?' So I did it and [the camera] picked it up.

"I play the game with my mates, brother, girlfriend and dad all the time, to their annoyance. I took the opportunity when I saw him driving in.

"I did it in mid-October this year and kept checking to see if I would be on there, then my girlfriend rang me, and it had been put on."

I think this means the game is on for whoever next spots a Google Street View camera, doesn't it? Be they man or dog.

Featured Image Credit: Google

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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