When it comes to fishing, most of us probably don’t picture ourselves out on the water with a bear. But that’s exactly what Veronika Dichka does with her rescued brown bear, Archie.
Veronika adopted Archie from a safari park in Novosibirsk, southern Siberia, two years ago when the park was going out of business. Since then, the two have become inseparable friends who enjoy spending quality time together fishing on a forest lake.
In a heartwarming video, Veronika and Archie are seen fishing together on a boat. Veronika has her fishing rod, while Archie watches patiently by her side. Veronika even gives him a damp cuddle on the lake.
According to Veronika, Archie sees her as a member of his family. They share food, and he sleeps in her arms when he’s afraid or hides behind her. Unfortunately, Archie cannot be released into the wild as he has spent his entire life in captivity. But Veronika ensures that he spends every day with her, and he is madly in love with water.
Veronika’s photos and videos of her fishing with Archie have gone viral, capturing the hearts of animal lovers around the world. It’s clear that the bond between Veronika and Archie is incredibly special and that the two cherish each other’s company.
While it may seem unconventional, the friendship between Veronika and Archie is a beautiful reminder that animals can bring joy and love into our lives in unexpected ways. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll see more bears out on the water with their human companions.