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article imageNorwegian fox and hound make unlikely friendship

By Anne Sewell     Dec 9, 2013 in World
One morning last summer, photographer Torgeir Berge was walking in the woods with his dog Tinni. Suddenly they came across a young fox, and what happened next is amazing.
While at first the fox kept its distance, it gradually became more confident as Berge and Tinni regularly walked through the forest. Eventually dog and fox became firm friends, as can be seen from the images in this article.
Berge has taken a wonderful series of photos of the playful pair, which he hopes to publish in a book next year and which can be viewed on his Facebook page.
During the following seasons, Berge would regularly call for Snusen (the fox's name roughly translates as "Sniffer") whenever he and Tinni took a walk.
Berge told NRK, "I tend to whistle to tell Snusen that we are here, and then he comes running."
"Sometimes we have seen him for several days in a row, and sometimes several days go by in between meetings," he added.
Now photographer Berge is teaming up with a local author, Berit Helberg, to put together the story of the unusual dog and fox friendship. The proceeds of the sale of the book will then go to groups campaigning against fur farming.
The Local spoke to Helberg, who said, "The photos are not staged. He just takes a walk in the forest with Tinni, his dog, and when he whistles the fox Snusen comes to play. They do whatever they please and they have never fought. Snusen is a real wild fox, coming and going as he pleases."
An unusual friendship indeed.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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