The species is indigenous to Mediterranean countries, such as Cyprus as well as areas of the Iberian Peninsula, Crete, northern Africa and the Middle East.
Nothing to see here – just a goat on the back of a pick-up on a major highway.
I am tempted to say “only in Cyprus” but this is the kind of thing you might see in parts of Miami too, so no judgement.
As one of the most widespread butterfly species, the Painted Lady can be seen in Cyprus year-round, and as many as 42 million can pass through the island each year as part of their migration.
The story goes that the Cyprus Cats’ descendants were originally brought over by St. Helen from Egypt to help get rid of snakes (à la St. Patrick). Though not a formal breed, the Cyprus Cat is now considered a unique landrace, or traditional domesticated variety.