It looks as though Google may have been in a bit of a rush when completing some of their local sweeps for Google Street View.
It appears that a Google Street View vehicle flattened a deer near Rush, New York. The photos were subsequently (and accidentally) added to Google Maps.
The photos in question clearly showed a deer standing in one picture then, as you navigated ahead, the deer was on the ground – dead.
The images have since been removed by Google (don’t worry, your old pal Monty has them below for you – what are friends for?).
Google went on to explain their side of “The Bambi Incident”:
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.
So much for reducing their carbon footprint.