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Friday, April 19, 2013
A viral murder scare on Google Earth has turned out to be nothing more than a Dutch dog enjoying a swim.
Millions clicked on a link to a satellite map photo image of what looked like a trail of blood on a pier with two people looming over a body.
The "body" was only that of a golden retriever named Rama who had just enjoyed a swim at Beatrixpark, Almere, Holland.
What viewers believed to be blood was only water which had turned the decking dark brown as Rama raced back to owner Jacquelina Koenen and shook himself.
Koenen said, "When I saw the picture I realized, 'It's my dog'. He loves the water.
It's hilarious that everyone thought it was murder. But it's great he's now world famous." Local police confirmed: "It's not a murder. It's a dog."