The photographer didn’t need Google Maps to get around Jukdo Island, which borders Ulleungdo, in South Korea, in the Sea of Japan, as he had a very special guide: a golden retriever dog.
The small island that used to be known as Boussole Rock is much sought after by tourists who want to catch a glimpse of its natural beauty.
The charm of its sea, fields of flowers and green slopes fascinate everyone who knows it.
According to the news portal Mirrora Reddit user curious about where he went after the information and photos on Google Street View, then came across over 1,000 images that appeared to be the dog.
Looks like the Googler sympathized with the mascot! Finding it cool, the boy took to the social platform Reddit to share his discovery. “This dog followed the man from Google Earth,” he wrote in the caption.
It didn’t take long for the boy to figure out who the dog (actually a dog) was! According to one user, the curious pup named Maru is the “unofficial guide dog” of the island, and has lived in Jokdo for seven years.
“Maru is known for being very friendly with tourists and locals alike. There is another dog called Mingqi on another island who also guides tourists.”
Other netizens who wandered in and met the dog exclaimed, “She naturally loves everything and everyone, especially hanging out with complete strangers.”
Golden Retriever Maru wasn’t the only puppy to appear on Google Maps! A dog named Watermelon, due to its size, was also present on the app.
The dog has become popular and even a point of reference because it is always in the same place waiting to be fed by tourists.
She has over 80 reviews and a glowing five stars on Google Maps, and they all praise her for being a “good girl.”
Learn more about it in the article below.
Manu and watermelon are cute! And if you spot pictures of dogs while searching Google Maps, don’t forget to share them with us.
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