Deer Take Shelter Under Concrete Awning During a Rainstorm in Nara, Japan

A number of the beautiful Sika deer of Nara Park in Japan cleverly took shelter under a concrete awning during a rainstorm, sharing the same space with humans of all ages. Neither the deer nor the visiting humans objected to the other species wanting to keep dry.

The situation in the Japanese city of Nara during a downpour

These deer are quite used to human interaction and have been known to cross Nara streets and intersections en masse. They’ve also found that sidewalks are a great place to lounge.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.