Google Street view is a useful and fun feature that allows people to explore the world from the comfort of their homes. The camera finds itself in some surprisingly remote and wonderful places and sometimes manages to capture some truly bizarre scenes on its journey throughout the world.

Added to that is this episode from Japan when a plucky little dog decided that it would give chase to the Google Street View car. Why do (mainly tiny) silly dogs do this, and what do they hope to achieve? Are they planning to rip the huge street view car to shreds upon capture? Nobody knows, and nobody knows what happened when the car hit a dead end, with the doggo still bounding manically along in hot pursuit.

The brave and slightly unhinged pup, who’s probably of a native breed Shiba Inu, has become a hit in Japan, with the district of Kumage, in Kagoshima Prefecture, suddenly becoming a popular search subject on Google Street View. How the scene was first found is a mystery. Are there people out there scouring every inch of the Earth from their desktops, searching for weird and hilarious scenes? We can only hope so. This isn’t even the first viral Google Street View funny dog either, check out this super cute pup following the camera around in Korea!

Scroll down to check out the images for yourself, and if you want to check out the Street view, you can do so here.

(h/t: Sora News 24)

Google’s Street View car was taking pictures of the Kumage district in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture

When this curious pup spotted the vehicle

The plucky pup immediately began to give chase

Pulling a variety of facial expressions, from playful to slightly unhinged

What the doggo hoped to achieve we will never know

And nobody knows what happened when the car hit a dead end

With the pup still bounding manically along in hot pursuit

You can follow the dog’s journey yourself