Animal lover Veronika Dichka took her best friend fishing and even let him row the boat as she stressed huge brown bear Archie is totally safe to be around
A brave Russian woman says she isn’t angling for trouble after taking a huge brown bear on a fishing trip.
Veronika Dichka – who owns the incredible wild creature – spent the afternoon trying to catch him some dinner on a lake in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Giant Archie looked like he was having the time of his life, and even enjoys rowing the boat when she gets tired.
Veronika rescued Archie from a safari park that went out of business back in 2019.
They spend so much time together that she is totally convinced the potentially deadly animal would never turn on her.
So they went for a fishing trip and had some fun on the water to prove the point.
Veronika says they are friends with a close bond who cherishing each other’s company – and she isn’t worried about anything going wrong in their relationship.
Veronika arranged a photo shoot to show off how amazing and safe her buddy is to be around.
She said: “He sees me as a member of his family, we share food, sleep in my arms when afraid, and hide 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 shoot was a pleasure for him!”
Veronika is braver that most – including group of friends who had to scare away a bear that had broken into their car last week.
The creature and caused massive amounts of damage after he terrifying incident, which took place in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Joseph Deel took it upon himself to open the door to the vehicle and the wild animal caused a whole load of damage.
He had to abandon the car in the middle of the road and run for it.
Speaking in a follow up TikTok video, Joseph excplained: “When you’re surrounded by nature, who’s going to break into your car?
“There weren’t any people around me, I wasn’t worried about my things getting stolen.
“Turns out that bears… bears will break into your car!
“And they’re actually quite good at it because they tested the closest neighbour’s doors as well and they tested my friend’s car doors.”