Google Maps users baffled after spotting ‘six-legged dog’ walking down street

When using Google Maps, you’re usually looking up directions or once again viewing your own house.

But you never expect to come across something which raises more questions than it answers.

Users have been left baffled after spotting a ‘six-legged’ dog walking down the street with its owners in San Jose, California, America.

In one shot outside Los Paseos Park, the dog appears to have six legs and two abdomens, making it look as though it is more than twice the length of the average dog.

But when moving further down the street, you quickly realise it is just another one of Google Maps’ unfortunate camera glitches.

One confused social media users said: “I found a dog with six legs and it’s very funny.”

While another responded: “How is this real?”

It comes after another dog became a Google Maps sensation after giving chase to the company’s Street View car in an adorable series of snaps.

The dog was caught on camera running down the street after the unusual car in Minamitane, Kagoshima, Japan.

First spotted near a boating area, the dog appears to excitably jump into the road before beginning his chase after the driver.

With its tongue hanging out its mouth, the pooch follows the car to a dead end before disappearing out of sight.

Google randomly schedules its cars to come around, possibly to guard against people from performing stunts when it’s on route.

However, they do update their satellite images once every one to three years.

The adorable dog quickly went viral after being spotted by eagle-eyed internet users, with many claiming it is “the cutest thing on Google Maps”.

One user said: “The car was later found with the driver covered in the cutest slobber ever.”

Another user added: “We don’t know why dogs chase cars, but this little one shows such determination.

“I see that he is having such fun, that day could have been the most fun he has had in a very long time.”

Google Maps launched in February 2005 as a “new solution to help people get from point A to point B”. It is now used by more than one billion people all over the world every month.

Most recently, it announced its Live View, which helps users better navigate the world around them by providing them with arrows and directions clearly overlaid on their maps.

A Google Maps statement reads: “We launched Google Maps as a useful way to help people get around.

“As we’ve added features and capabilities, Google Maps has evolved into much more than a website that gives you turn-by-turn directions.

“Today, it’s a gateway to exploring the world—both digitally and in real life, on foot or by car, via public transit or a wheelchair.

“The world is constantly changing, and so is the way we get around in it. And as it does, Google Maps will be there every step of the way, building new tools that help you navigate, explore and get things done, wherever you are.”