Google Maps Street View has photographed an incredibly odd image in Australia. It appears to show a security breach underway – but the perpetrators are not what one would expect. The snap, taken on the Canberra Centenary Trail, shows an outpost for emergency services. The small building comes with the sign “ACT (Australian Capital Territory) Emergency Services Agency” and then added underneath: “Unauthorised access prohibited.
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“Warning” signs in red can also be seen on a door into the Agency’s building.
However, some travellers to the area are showing a blatant disregard for the regulations.
They are brazenly flouting the rules by standing on the steps of the outpost as well as on top of a large container.
These intruders are not human, however – rather a herd of white and brown goats.
The placements of the animals under the “unauthorised access” sign adds perfectly to the comedy of the photo.
A selection of slightly less brave goats can be seen behind the building – clearly not as bold as their two comrades.
This is far from the first time animals have been caught in hilarious situations by Google Maps.
One on occasion, Street View captured an idyllic image of a cow grazing on some grass by the River Cam in Cambridge, UK.
At first glance, there is nothing out of the ordinary about the bovine animal as it feeds.
However, on closer inspection, a viewer can spot that the cow’s face has been blurred out.
This is the same privacy measure Google always takes with human faces, vehicle registration numbers and house numbers.
So why has Google decided to blur this cow’s face out? Did they intend to protect its privacy or was it a simple technological error?
Google showed a sense of humour when responding to queries about the mysterious cow.
A spokesman for Google told The Telegraph: “We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it’s clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous.
“Of course, we don’t begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame.”
Another Google photo from Rome, Italy captured a cat in a very funny close up.