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Sleepy ? #4

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 11 June 2019 in Animal & Insect.

June 1, 2019 @奈良・鹿苑
Some say that plastic bags are only 2% of the total plastic, and there is no point in reducing them. However, it is a very big problem for deer in Nara. Many plastic bags are found in the stomach of the deceased deer. A deer accidentally eats a plastic bag, which causes it to die. Plastic bags, especially those with a smell of food, are a weapon for deer.

A mass of polyethylene trash found in the stomach of a 5-year-old deer: 4 kg

Current status and issues of deer in Nara
The waste problem is introduced along with the traffic accident problem etc.

Top page of General foundation corporation deer protection society

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 125 37 mm

Please leave your comments.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

It is sad to see such lovely beasts in such a sterile captive environment. Your point on plastic is well taken.

11 Jun 2019 5:01am

@Harry: These mothers and children are protected here from the violent species, human beings.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Ooh how cute baby

11 Jun 2019 5:05am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Impressive your comment Hiro !

11 Jun 2019 6:32am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmant le peti couché tout en dormant quelle image splendide

11 Jun 2019 7:09am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

oh adorable le petit

11 Jun 2019 7:21am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Lovely little baby deer.

11 Jun 2019 7:29am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un peu trop nombreux dans cet enclos ! La seule solution pour les sauver...

11 Jun 2019 7:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

even 2% is an enormous amount of plastic and it it is a major contributor to the non recyclable contents of our bins here. There is an appalling lack of urgency on the part of both government and commerce to confront the problem.
A nice group portrait

11 Jun 2019 9:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great capture in this sad environment . Yes, this is a big problem .

11 Jun 2019 9:55am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at these beautiful animals. I think it is time we realize their life would be better free and not in cages.

11 Jun 2019 11:00am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A cute capture of these deer! The sleepy one is so cute. Troubling problem with the plastic bags. Makes everyone think twice.

11 Jun 2019 12:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How sad about the plastic bags. Plastic is the enemy of so many animals. These deers look so sweet and content

11 Jun 2019 1:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I read it in the paper, indeed a big problem that plastic waste for the deer but also for the fish in the sea.

11 Jun 2019 6:12pm

@Willem: indeed. I don't want to eat fish who eat plastics.

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

11 Jun 2019 7:16pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium


11 Jun 2019 9:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent scene...

11 Jun 2019 9:12pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

A beautiful and tender image of these quiet animals. In contrast to the current and worrying text. It is not only the "Deer of Nara" that are victims of plastic bags, so many others ... like whales and dolphins.

12 Jun 2019 10:08am