Story By: Juan Fenandez Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a deer sprints along the pavement before correctly using a zebra crossing and galloping down the deserted city street during COVID-19 lockdown in Spain.
The Spanish police are still trying to find the runaway deer to return it to its natural habitat after it was filmed roaming the deserted streets in Puente Colgante in the city of Valladolid located in the northern Spanish region of Castile and Leon on 12th April.
In the footage, the deer is seen running along a pavement before crossing the road and continuing down the empty street.
A voice in the background says: “Where has that animal come from?”
The camerawoman replies: “From Parquesol.”
According to local media, the deer was first spotted in the neighbourhood of Parquesol before arriving to Puente Colgante, over two kilometres (1.2 miles) away.
The police received numerous calls about the runaway deer throughout the day, but they have not yet managed to track it down.
Since Spain went into lockdown on 14th March, there have been many incidents of animals venturing into urban areas while residents remain cooped up indoors.
Spain has also reported the second-highest number of virus cases worldwide, and the lockdown remains in place until at least 26th April, although it is expected to be extended beyond then.
According to the latest figures by Johns Hopkins University, there have been 169,496 cases of COVID-19 in the country and 17,489 related deaths.
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