Rutting Season in the Ancient Capital -- Sika Deer, Nara, Japan
The ancient city of Nara features many world heritage sites. The most endearing attraction, however, may be the cute and friendly deer. Look out for those pointy antlers in fall though! Stags are quite aggressive in the rutting season, posing a real risk to tourists and passing cars. As a result, most bucks have their antlers sawed off for safety. But don't think for a moment that this eliminates their chances with the does. With or without their racks, males continue battling for dominance.