Deer scare (New Horizons)

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Type of furniture Deer scare Type of housewares #418
Bamboo Series
Deer scare
Variation shown: Green bamboo
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  1,740 Bells
Height Size
1.0 x 1.0 1.0 × 1.0
Obtain via  Crafting
Recipe Bamboo piece
Clump of weeds
Recipe type Housewares (#496)
Recipe obtained via  Cranky villager
Customize  Cyrus:  2,400 Bells
Remake kit 3 kits
Variations 3 variations
HHA themes Harmonious / Garden
HHA points 103
Deer scare's Green bamboo variant
Deer scare's Dried bamboo variant
Deer scare's Smoke-cured bamboo variant
In other games
Animal Crossing (deer scare)
Wild World (deer scare)
New Leaf (deer scare)
Names in other languages
 jeu d'eau
 fuente de bambú
 fontana di bambù
 фонтан из бамбука
 대나무 분수
 fontaine bambou
 fuente de bambú

The deer scare is a customizable houseware furniture item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is part of the Bamboo Series.

The deer scare can be obtained from crafting, which requires bamboo piece, stone, and clump of weeds. The recipe for this item can be obtained from cranky villagers, either when they are crafting in their house, or when the player receives their message bottle from the beach. The item's bamboo can be customized either by using 3 customization kits or by Cyrus at Harv's Island for  2,400 Bells.

This item appears as a furniture item in the homes of Genji and Walt. As a result, this item has a chance to be purchasable by the player if they were invited by any of the preceding villagers.

In Happy Home Paradise, this item is unlocked for use in designing when doing a vacation home request for Annalisa, Buzz, Chester, Dobie, Genji, Gladys, Greta, Lily, Mallary, Marcel, Toby, Walt, and Wart Jr.. The item can also be unlocked when tasked by Lottie to design the restaurant.

In the designing process of Happy Home Paradise, Gladys and Mallary require this item to be placed in or outside their vacation home.


The deer scare has 3 variations.

Green bamboo


Dried bamboo


Smoke-cured bamboo


Deer Scare (Green Bamboo) NH Icon.png Deer Scare (Dried Bamboo) NH Icon.png Deer Scare (Smoke-Cured Bamboo) NH Icon.png


Real-world information

Real life image of a deer scare.

Shishi-odoshi (鹿威し?) is a Japanese device, which includes a water fountain and a tube often made of bamboo that has its heavier side on the rocks. The tube is gradually filled up with the water from the fountain, which changed the tube's center of gravity and tips the tube down towards the fountain to dump the water. The tube then hits the rock again, creating a loud noise, and the cycle repeats. Though the shishi-odoshi was meant to fend off animals known to threaten agriculture in the country, including deer and boars, its use nowadays is often a decoration for gardens.

Despite its name, the deer scare cannot frighten deer villagers in-game. More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

In other games