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Deer Dare to Cool Down in Ditch

| Animals , Nara

As heat waves continue across Japan, some deer in Nara in the western part of the country have found an unusual spot to cool down.

A herd of deer was spotted in a gutter by a road, trying to escape the scorching sun. The city has experienced soaring temperatures for over a week, hitting nearly 38° Celsius (100° F) on August 21.

The shady ditch is located in front of the Nara prefectural government office. Other deer cooled off under mist generators set up for people over the summertime.