Google had a glorious explanation for this cow's blurred face in Street View

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LONDON — Animals deserve their privacy too, you know.

For the noble British cow, nothing could be more disrupting to an early afternoon riverside stroll than the sight of a pesky cameraman coming along to disturb the peace.

Thankfully, it appears Google understands the need for bovine privacy.

The image above is a screengrab from Google Street View, taken in Cambridge, UK, on the banks of the River Cam.

Unsurprisingly, the picture went down well on Twitter.

Sadly, though, the cow's privacy isn't complete. A bit of Googling shows us that, mere moments before, the girthy beast was in plain view on the path.

Then, moments later...

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To clear things up, the BBC got in touch with Google, which provided the following — entirely on-point — explanation.

"We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos, but it's clear that our automatic face-blurring technology has been a little overzealous," Google told the BBC.

"Of course, we don't begrudge this cow milking its five minutes of fame."

Can't really argue with that.

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