Do bears fish in the woods? Russian woman’s giant animal companion she rescued from a safari park loves going fishing with her in Russian forest’s lakes
These pictures show an adorable rescued brown bear and his owner fishing together on a boat in Russia.
Archie the bear and Veronika Dichka like to spend time ‘fishing’ together on the forest lake in their native Novosibirsk, found in southern Siberia.
Veronika rescued Archie from a safari park that was running out of business two years ago and keeps him as a pet.
The pair are like any other friends cherishing each other’s company and a video shows their quality time on the water. They are shown with fishing rods in hand, and Veronika hugging her furry friend.
With fishing rods in hand, Veronika waited for any bites whilst Archie managed to resit the urge to jump in and hunt the food for himself.
Pictured: Archie, a rescued brown bear, together with his owner Veronika Dichka fishing on a boat in Novosibirsk in Russia
Pictured left: Archie the brown bear in a row boat on a lake in Russia. Right: Archie and his owner Veronika hug on the lake. Veronika rescued Archie from a safari park that was running out of business two years ago and keeps him as a pet
Veronika Dichka and her bear friend Archie sit in a rowing boat as they fish together on a lake in Siberia, Russia
Veronika said: ‘He sees me as a member of his family, we share food, [he] sleeps in my arms when afraid, and hides behind me.
‘We rescued him from the safari park but can’t release him into the wild as he has lived in captivity his whole life.
‘Archie spends every day with us and is madly in love with water. He loves it very much when I take him to new places, so this shooting was a pleasure for him!’
Pictured: Archie and Veronika on the rowing boat in Russia. With fishing rods in hand, Veronika waited for any bites whilst Archie managed to resit the urge to jump in and hunt the food for himself
Pictured: Veronika and her bear Archie enjoy an evening on the water, with the sun setting in the distance over the lake
Pictured left: Archie peers into the water looking for potential catches. Right: Veronika cuddles up to her friend Archie on the rowing boat
Pictured: Archie and Veronika on a photoshoot in Novosibirsk, Russia. The pair are seen kicking back in their rowing boat