Fascinating. The only mystery is why this is considered news.
Reminds me of a late-breaking top story about rain that I saw on a local newscast a month or two ago. Not a storm, just some afternoon rain, but the anchors and field reporter were all quite taken by the fact that the rain -- get this -- fell for a while, then stopped without any warning at all. Then, they said, it suddenly started raining again a few minutes later. Crazy!
"Now there's something you don't see every day," said one anchor.
"Yes," agreed the incisive reporter. "And as long as it keeps up, it's going to stay wet out here."
Mystery surrounds 'horse-boy' on Google Street View
The man -- who has become known as "horse-boy" -- can be seen in the Hardgate area of the city. The sighting has become a popular attraction on Google's service, which offers a photographic map of streets.
The man is wearing dark trousers, a purple shirt, and a brown and white horse's head.
Dozens of BBC news website users have e-mailed from across Europe to say they know who horse boy is. Others have sent in images of the mystery horse-head wearer and some have claimed to be him.
Stefan Kleen from Germany said he and a friend met horse-boy at a German festival last weekend.
He added: "He only spoke English so we didn't really talk a lot to him."
Anders Hauge reckons he has been shopping in Haugesund in Norway; John Hammond was convinced he was playing the fairways and relaxing in the bars of Marbella and Julian Sykes said he had been sighted in Cardiff.
John Ainsworth insisted he saw horse-boy in Norwich earlier in the year walking through Wensum Park. He said: "I thought I was hallucinating at first but then realised it was real."
Other readers have not been impressed with the story and some have told the website that it is not newsworthy (Thank you!) and is a prank to generate further publicity.
Gareth Remblance pointed out: "Horse boy isn't a person, it's a cheap mask - for example I saw at least three people wearing similar heads at this year's Download Festival in Donington."
A number of contributors have said that horse-boy features in other parts of Google's street view service.
Mark Coates said: "If you go down the road and turn back you can see him putting on the horse head and on the shot back up the road again he has white hair.