Google Maps Street View is a great way to help travellers get an on-the-ground look at destinations around the world from the comfort of their own
Google Maps Street View is a great way to help travellers get an on-the-ground look at destinations around the world from the comfort of their own home. Using 3D cameras attached to cars or carried by people on foot, Google is able to photograph pictures of streets around the globe from all angles and stitch them together to create a virtual world.
Over the years, while users have been clicking their way through towns and cities, many have noticed some rather unexpected scenes unfolding.
One such moment occurred in Sheffield, Tasmania.
In the scene, one of the main streets of the town can be seen.
There are shoppers and tourists ambling their way around, enjoying what appears to be quite a sunny and clear day.
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Of course, this may be expected, but it is who has joined which has really caused a stir.
The man is joined by what could well be a pet, though it isn’t your traditional cat or dog.
Instead, being held on to by a lead is an alpaca.
The brown, fluffy animal seems quite content to be joining the man.
Though it may have risen some eyebrows online, one commenter was not so shocked.
They said: “I wouldn’t expect anything less from Tasmania.”
What makes the scene even odder is the fact no one else on the street seems to be even the slightest bit taken aback.
People can be seen crossing the road towards the man and his alpaca, as well as nonchalantly walking by, with no one stopping to inspect.