8 deer in Nara Park in Japan “lepak” together, but still practiced social distancing in the parking lot
Japan – A parking lot in Nara Park recently had unusual tenants. Instead of vehicles, around eight deer were seen relaxing in the area.
A Steve Eto took to Twitter September 6 to share the photo, which went viral.
Nara Park is a popular tourist spot filled with friendly deer used to being fed by visitors.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic and the lack of tourists have forced deer to venture out of the park in search of food.
It then became a community affair to feed the deer and make sure they stay healthy.
According to the original poster, seeing deer in the area was a common sight; however, their choice of resting place was worth a photo.
Note that deer are quite large, with a couple occupying more than half the width of a parking space.
The tweet, which has over 195,000 likes and 37,000 retweets, drew witty responses from the online community.
“Don’t go and leave school on a deer – a school rule in some schools in Nara,” one netizen joked.
A previous Nara Park post on Instagram highlighted deer practicing social responsibility and keeping a safe distance from each other.
Watch the deer bow its head in appreciation for food. / TISG
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