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 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 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!’