Even the Deer Are Polite in Japan. (You're Kidding, Right?)

Just look how this cute critter bows. This Japanese deer must be so polite. All Japanese deer must be so polite. Ha. Ha, ha! Um, no.

In Nara, Japan's ancient capital, there is a public park filled with deer that roam freely. In the past, the deer were considered sacred—messengers of the Gods!

And look, some of them have excellent Japanese manners.

If you bow at them, some of them typically return the favor, expecting food in return.

But some of them have no manners. And eat maps!

And follow this lady around.

Corner this dude.

And bite this woman.

Boy, they're pushy!

It's easy to make deer friends, I guess!

Be sure to throw the crackers. Far away.

Then, there was this poor child. Run, kid, run! :(

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