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Pigeon-headed pranksters flock to Google's Street View camera

A flock of human pigeons crowded the path of a Street View camera while Google was indexing Western Tokyo, generating a hilarious and lasting image. It's not the first prank like this, but it is delightful.

The writers of Japanese comedy site Daily Portal Z got word of a Street View camera coming through the area near Mitaka Station, and decided to lay in wait with a few pigeon masks they'd been using to stage absurd photos throughout the city.

The result is just as strange as you'd expect, though the Street View backpacker (traveling the city by sidewalk rather than car in this region) doesn't miss a beat. You can step your way through the flock by going to this location on Google Maps and clicking the path ahead.

ā€” via Kotaku

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