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Is the Cute Roe Deer From Northeast China Too Curious?

Hi, I'm Mr. Roe Deer. (Image: Weibo.com)
Hi, I'm Mr. Roe Deer. (Image: Weibo.com)

Paozi, or the Siberian roe deer, is a commonly seen wild animal in Northeast China. Local people usually refer to a silly person as  “Sha Paozi” (goofy roe deer). So why has this come about?

The Siberian roe deer is a timid and innocent herbivore that lives in the forest. People created the word “Sha Paozi” mostly because this little creature is too curious about the world!

Are you talking about me? (Image: Weibo.com)

Are you talking about me? (Image: Weibo.com)

1. Roe deer’s fright response

The roe deer has straw yellow fur, but the hair beneath the tail is white. If a roe deer becomes frightened, the hairs on its tail will stand up instantly! Thus, a whole white butt appears. Then the roe deer starts to ponder whether or not to run away…

Who is he? Shall we run? (Image: Pcpop.com)

Who is he? Shall we run? (Image: Pcpop.com)

2. When a roe deer encounters a hunter

Suppose you are a hunter. If you miss a shot at a roe deer, it doesn’t matter. After the roe deer runs away, he will run back to you to find out what just happened. If you shot only one roe deer in a group, don’t worry. The other roe deer will crowd around to look, and some will even come closer to check out what happened.

If you see a roe deer running in the wild, just shout “Roe Deer” loudly. It will stop and turn back to see what is going on.

Hi, I'm Mr. Roe Deer. (Image: Weibo.com)

Hi, I’m Mr. Roe Deer. (Image: Weibo.com)

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I like new things and gossip. (Image: Weibo.com)

3. When a roe deer encounters a trap

New stuff always ignites the inner passion of a roe deer. It will keep observing and studying it, smelling, licking… Otherwise, its curiosity will give it some sleepless nights. As a result, almost all the new traps will catch a roe deer.

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I like to try news things. (Image: Hrbkazy.com)

4. When a roe deer wants to hide

In order to escape hunters, a roe deer will bury its head in the snow. It thinks the hunters will not find it when it does this. Come on, are you related to an ostrich?

I can be a quiet beautiful deer. (Image: Kaiwind.com)

I can be a quiet beautiful deer. (Image: Kaiwind.com)

5. When a roe deer sees car lights

Most animals will dodge when seeing car lights coming at them. However, a roe deer will do the opposite thing. It does not know that it might be killed by a car. It will greet the lights, and run toward them, as it feels the lights can help it find the way.

A roe deer in the snow. (Image: Icewine.gov.cn)

A roe deer in the snow. (Image: Icewine.gov.cn)

Weibo users said they want to cry for this silly, curious baby:

Other species are protected by the government because they are going extinct, while roe deer are not…

The roe deer is protected because it is so silly…

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