Lockdown: Ducks Waddle Across Deserted Majorca Streets

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

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This is the moment a group of ducks waddles across a deserted city street in Majorca as residents remain indoors during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The incident was filmed on Paseo Majorca in the city of Palma located in the island of Majorca in the Spanish Balearic Islands, and the footage was later widely shared on social media.

In the video, a brace of ducks is seen waddling over a zebra crossing in the deserted city.

According to local media, the absence of humans on the streets during the COVID-19 lockdown has led to a number of animals venturing into urban areas.

Netizen ‘RebecaLpezMald1’ commented: “I love it! Nature taking over.”

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‘CastillaMontoro’ said: “We lost these simple little things because humans have owned the world.”

‘Marcos’ wrote: “Haha. Most Fridays you cannot even cross there as it is so overcrowded. I don’t want to imagine what it will be like the first Friday we’re allowed to go out of our homes!”

‘Angelcaido’ commented: “The poor ducks are probably starving. There is no food left on the ground or people feeding them every day. The city council is doing nothing to help them and we know they are not bothered on bit.”

As of 30th March, Spain has reported 85,195 cases of COVID-19 and 7,340 related deaths, according to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, 16,780 people have made full recoveries.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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