An extremely rare sight was recorded by a TikTok user who captured a fox strolling along the pedestrian street of Dionysios Aeropagitou below the Acropolis.
Although these animals have been recorded in other areas of Attica, the sight in the centre of Athens was nevertheless surprising.
@mariettafotinou Πολύ λογικό να βρεις αλεπού κάτω από την Ακρόπολη …. #αθηνα #ακροπολη #αλεπου ♬ πρωτότυπος ήχος - Marietta Fotinou
Commentators of the video requested animal welfare organisations to be informed as the fox will not survive such a hostile and developed environment like the centre of Athens.
Others commented that these images are a result of the hunger felt by such animals as they are choosing to descend in populated areas in order to find food.
In any case, these are images that one does not often come across in the centre of Athens.