Snake found wrapped round moped in Barcelona as wildlife reclaims city streets in Spain

WHILE Spain’s coronavirus crisis lockdown has kept people indoors and traffic off the roads, wildlife has been venturing out of its usual habitat and into the country’s towns and cities.

In one of the latest examples, Catalan police found a snake wrapped round a moped in in the Sant Marti district of Barcelona.

The officers had to call in Catalan government rural agents to deal with the unusual discovery for the Catalan capital.

“In the last few days we have seen rare images of animals in the city,” the Mossos d’Esquadra posted on Twitter alongside a photo of the serpent.

Earlier this week residents of the village of Val de Lourenza in Galicia contacted the Guardia Civil to report they had spotted two wolves prowling around deserted streets near their houses.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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