The Atlantic: Did Google kill the donkey? Newsweek Tumblr: Sure seems like it.

If this a rear-facing camera, then it looks like a clear hit and run; if it’s a front-facing camera, then it looks like the donkey was rolling around and got up in time as Google’s driver-less car approached. 

Google isn’t so sure.

Google sent internal Street View images but did not give permission for them to be published. In the photos, the company allege that the Google Street View car approached the donkey which was already lying down, which then gets up and continues walking uninjured.

We have one thing to say. Look at the tire tracks. But then look for donkey tracks! Is the car going this way or that way!? Is it a dirt bath or a death bath?! What do YOU think?!