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Google Street View shoots same woman 43 times

A woman takes her dog for a walk as the Google Street View car drives down her street. It appears the car followed the same route as she did.

Who doesn't want to be a star?

Well Wendy Southgate, 52, might have become the most photographed person in a medium that is enjoyed by so many people around the world. Yes, the next best thing to "Vogue"--Google Street View.

According to the Sun, Southgate, who lives in Suffolk, England, one day decided to take her dog for a walk.

Oh, look. It's Wendy and Trixie. Again. Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Indeed, she thought nothing more about the walk with Trixie until her husband, a man of infinite curiosity, logged on to Google Street View to see what he might find there. The English, you see, haven't completely warmed to Google photographing their neighborhoods. They have, on occasion, chosen to block their streets so that Google's rather conspicuous vehicles could not roll down them and snap.

However, imagine Terry Southgate's amusement when he saw his wife on Google Street View. Not once, not twice, but 43 times. "When Terry showed me I couldn't believe it," Wendy told the Sun.

It seems as if the Street View car simply followed the same route as Wendy and Trixie. However, Wendy was a little suspicious that the car was doing something on the "tricksie" side. Several of the Street View shots show Wendy looking with some concern towards the car that was, well, to put it politely, crawling along the curb.

"I didn't know what it was doing. It was just driving round very, very slowly," Wendy told the Sun.

Strangely, on viewing some of the footage, I see that the Google Street View car seems to have attracted the attention of a police car that followed it for some time.

Naturally, my own curiosity extends to wondering whether Wendy's 43 is, indeed, a record. Might there be an even greater Google Street View star lurking somewhere out there? 44 appearances, anyone?