Woman and her rescued brown bear friend love going fishing together (10 Pics)

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Meet Archie the brown bear and his human — fishing partner Veronika Dichka , they enjoy spending their time fishing in a forest lake together.

Pictured: Archie, a rescued brown bear, together with his owner Veronika Dichka fishing on a boat in Novosibirsk in Russia

Archie was rescued from a safari park two years ago, and since he cannot be released back into the wild, Veronika takes care of him, like a pet.

Their tender relationship has been captured by a photographer showing the pair cherishing their time together while on a fishing boat.

Veronika Dichka and her bear friend Archie sit in a rowing boat as they fish together on a lake in Siberia, Russia

Photos show them sitting together waiting for fish and even at one point happily hugging each other.

Veronika sits with her fishing rod in hand waiting for any fish to take the bait while Archie is sitting next to her.

Pictured: Veronika and her bear Archie enjoy an evening on the water, with the sun setting in the distance over the lake

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.”

Pictured: Archie and Veronika on a photoshoot in Novosibirsk, Russia. The pair are seen kicking back in their rowing boat

“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!”