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Rescued bird befriends pit bull bitch and begins to ‘bark’ to maintain a friendship with her

A rescued bird began to ‘bark’ and ‘howl’ like a dog to maintain a friendship with a pit bull.

Known as the ‘Australian magpie,’ the bird of the Artamidae family (a distant relative of the crow) has built an unlikely brotherhood story with the animal, and now they have become Instagram’ pet celebrities.

The Australian magpie was named Molly shortly after being rescued in September of last year. She was found by Peggy, a pit bull from Queensland, southwest Australia.

Assisted by her guardian, Juliette Wells, 45, Peggy took care of the bird until the two became inseparable friends—to the point that Molly now barks at her mate!

According to Juliette, the barking started in April. At first, she didn’t believe this was possible.

“We thought it was Peggy barking, but when we looked at her, she was sound asleep. So we saw it and heard it coming from Molly,”

“We started laughing a lot because it looked a lot like Peggy. I couldn’t believe it”, added the Australian.

Since then, Molly has maintained an occasional barking routine. When she hears noises outside the house, the bird barks as well as neighboring dogs.

Peggy has even gotten used to her friend’s improvised barking – today, they bark together at home. “We thought it was Peggy barking, but when we looked at her, she was sound asleep. So we saw it and heard it coming from Molly,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.

In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, Juliette stated that her dog was afraid of birds before meeting Molly.

However, during the bird’s week-long recovery, the canine did not leave her side. After fully regaining strength, the bird did not want to go, although Juliette and her husband Reece tried to get her to return to nature.

Fully embedded in the family, Molly found a home and social media stardom.

“We always leave all the doors and windows open and we try to take her back to nature, but she has no interest in leaving us”, commented the tutor.

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