My image of โ€œDeer Paradiseโ€ took an unexpected turn

Hai-Sai everyone!!

Sorry it had been a while since I posted last… moving overseas and traveling all happened at once… but here I am back!! With a story! ๐Ÿ˜‰

On the way back home from New York, I stopped in Sapporo, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. My friend visited Japan last year and fed deer, posted insta stories that looked ohhhhh sooooo adorable!!

So when my good friend from New York said that sheโ€™s visiting Japan about the time Iโ€™m moving back – and visiting some cities Iโ€™ve never been like Nara and Osaka – I jumped on the opportunity.

Since I loooooove animals I was so excited to finally see deer, feed and pet them!! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐ŸฆŒ ayyyyyyye

3 minutes of skipping out of Nara station, (I donโ€™t care what people think of ย my happy behaviors,) I saw bunch of deer and oh myyyy๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I was ecstatic!!

But my friends whom I travelled with warned me that deer that hang out around the โ€œdeer cookiesโ€ venders should be avoided. So we picked a place further away from the streets… and still my friends got chased around by 3 deer, because poor thing, she was holding the bag with bread in it. They can smell the food on her!!ย We also saw bunch of helpless tourists being chased by many beer everywhere in deer-crowded area. Oh no we donโ€™t want that. Although it was very funny to watch that… ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

So I thought Iโ€™d pick an innocent looking, baby deer to feed. I was feeding one… and I suddenly felt a punch on my butt. And again. I look back and a deer was head-butting me, because how dare I not see her and feed another!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Sorry dear deer!

Later, I was trying to make a deer repeat the trick of โ€œbowing.โ€ I had food in my hand, well – ย never tease a hungry, potentially aggressive animal. I saw teeth, and he bit me right by the crotch!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜– Japanese deer ainโ€™t so demure like Japanese ladies. ๐Ÿ˜’

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And later, as if I hadnโ€™t learned enough, I saw a nice deer by herself on the lawn, on the hill away from other deer. All the way down there across the lawn I see poor tourists (oh yeah Iโ€™m a tourist too,) being chased by 8+ deer…

Luckily Iโ€™m all the way over here, and thereโ€™s only one. She approaches and… OH MY GWAD CAN DEER SEE LIKE A HAWK!? Those 8+ horde of deerย see me all the way from there (that was like 50 yards) and charge across the lawn, very fast. I tear up my baguette and drop them all over the lawn and walk away as if Iโ€™m competing race walking at the olympics.

Lesson learned: yes Nara deer are cute, the baby ones away from the crowded area… AND DONT YOU EVER TEASE THEM. No one got the time for that and certainly not these deer!! They act like they havenโ€™t eaten in weeks when theyโ€™re fed every 2 minutes!!

Expectation: ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’–๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ˜˜

in reality was ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ’จ

But when you see only like 2 of them in sight, like the corner of a park and if you donโ€™t see any other in your sight… you should definitely feed them!! They are more shy and not aggressive. I even grew attachment toward two babies ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you for visiting, until next time… ๐Ÿค—

Love,

Erina