The ground was still smoldering in the village of Mati when volunteer animal rescuer Artemis Kyriakopoulou set about searching for any creatures who may have managed to somehow persevere through the blaze.
Upon arriving at the shell of one burnt-out home, Kyriakopoulou noticed an exposed brick oven that had remained intact. She was compelled to have a closer look.
"I didn’t hear anything," Kyriakopoulou told The Dodo. "I was so scared to look inside cause I knew I was going to find something in there but I didn’t know if it was dead or alive."
That's when she saw a shadowy figure huddled within.