This is the startling moment a bear is filmed acrobatically lowering itself down from a balcony in a block of flats in Italy.
The incident took place in the town of Calliano, in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige Sudtirol and the videos were shared by the town’s Mayor Lorenzo Conci.
The mayor said that the bear had appeared in the centre of the town and then climbed up onto the first-floor balcony.
In the videos, the bear can be seen on the balcony when it climbs over the railings.
With surprising dexterity, the bear then hangs from the railings as it lowers itself down before dropping onto the ground.
The bear then runs away and Conci told local newspaper Agi he had been “at home and some people called me” so he drove to the scene.
He said he was about to get out of his car when somebody shouted at him to stay inside. He added: “Two seconds later I saw it crossing in front of me: It was exciting, I had never thought I could see a bear walking around Calliano.”
Local media report that the forest rangers went to the scene but they simply calmed the local residents down as the bear was seemingly no longer in the area.
The authorities in Trento province said the bear was young and in a “roaming” phase which allows it to walk for long periods of time.
Scientists are analysing some fur samples from the bear collected at the scene to be able to identify it.
Local media report the bear was also seen in the nearby town of Nomi.