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Wild deer and rabbit are seen walking side-by-side in forest 

This is the adorable moment a ‘real life Bambi and Thumper’ were spotted exploring a forest together in Canada. 

Footage shows the young wild deer and rabbit walking side-by-side along a trail in  Cowichan Valley, British Columbia, one evening last month.

As the fawn steers off track to sniff the bushes, the black rabbit waits until he can resume walking alongside his friend.

The deer continues to follow the path with the rabbit hopping along side him.

The pair look just like Disney characters Bambi and Thumper who strike up a friendship during a walk in the woods.

Kelly Manis, 62, who runs a pet and house-sitting business Airbnbeast filmed the unlikely friends on July 17.

She said: ‘I travel around Canada in a camper van going where I’m needed.

‘I’m a nomadic pet and house and business sitter.

‘I had just driven from Toronto in my camper van and had to quarantine for 14 days before seeing my mum.

‘I was staying on a friend’s property and saw them when I went out for a hike one evening.

‘The whole time I’m holding my breath and thinking, “Oh my god this is really happening!”

‘They were just like the Disney characters.

‘I did see them again a few days later just hanging out near a woodpile so they are friends!’  

To follow Kelly’s travels visit her Facebook page: 

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