As it turns out, Google didn't run over a donkey taking Street View pictures.
Everyone knows what happens when you assume things, and admittedly, Street Viewpictures in the Kweneng region of Botswana showing a donkey sprawled across the road amid a puff of dust looked bad. Like, really bad. At a glance, it appeared Google ran over and killed the wandering donkey in its continued quest to photograph the planet, an innocent victim in the wrong place at precisely the right time. But guess what? The donkey's alive.