A mother bear and at least two cubs were spotted roaming the streets of Kastoria, in northern Greece on Tuesday evening as the town continues nearly deserted after the coronavirus restrictions were imposed on the country.
The region of Kastoria is home to the largest population of bears in Greece, but it is extremely rare for the animals to be seen walking in the city.
As the planet is entering into increasingly unprecedented territory with lockdowns, quarantines and social-distancing orders, wildlife in towns and cities has already begun to take over what once were the epicenters of human activity.
Increasing numbers of animals which normally inhabit the areas outside large cities and towns, are now feeling brave enough to explore urban areas, since their unusual peace and quiet seem to offer them a safe environment in which to do so.
Social media is full of videos showing animals taking over towns and cities as a result of the recent lockdowns. While some of the videos are obviously manipulated, most of them are genuine and show how animals can alter their normal behavior in such conditions.