A UFO or an insect

A UFO or an insect (StreetView)
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By ozlingula @ 2011-04-10 18:28:34
To me this looks like an insect of some sort, but any alternate suggestions are welcome. It is only visible on a couple of frames of the Street View camera, and is best viewed with Google Maps, rather than Google Earth.
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@ 2011-04-12 19:03:56
looks like an helicopter :)
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@ 2011-04-12 19:41:19
It could well be a helicopter. Closer examination of the two SV frames that it appears on does suggest a helicopter. Thanks.
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@ 2011-04-12 19:49:49
I think based on the original image and the next one down the road:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=61.216753%C2%B0+-117.509846%C2%B0&aq=&sll=-27.517198,152.950244&sspn=0.014444,0.033023&ie=UTF8&layer=c&cbll=61.216988,-117.50909&panoid=3JqdWkhNib8Ky4jYcpnC0A&cbp=12,107.17,,3,-22.08&ll=61.216988,-117.50909&spn=0.000812,0.002376&z=19

That it is a dragonfly.

A helicopter would be in the succeeding images in roughly the same place. This one moved way too much from the first to second frame to be very far away.
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@ 2011-04-12 20:22:16
Thanks for the comment.

At first I had thought it to be a dragonfly, however as you indicate, the fact that the object only appears on two frames does suggest an insect, but how big is it? Also, how far does the SV car travel between frames. A dragonfly is only a few cms long.

Also, as you suggest, one might expect a helicopter to appear on more than two frames. I agree.

I am still a bit ambivalent.
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@ 2011-04-15 20:39:19
Hi kjfitz,

I now agree with you and your reasoning, as do those at http://goo.gl/kOPAd

thank you :-)
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@ 2011-04-25 18:56:41
Dragonfly moving towards camera
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@ 2011-04-26 09:55:08
think i would go with the dragonfly theory, the body to blade aspect ratio doe's not look
right for a helicopter.
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@ 2013-10-02 07:45:59
It's a giant dragonfly UFO
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@ 2013-10-15 20:37:59
There's another winged entity in 'Frame 1' if you pan right. It's slightly higher in the sky and blurry.