Golden retriever tries to make friends with a cheeky rodent

Dog that just digs gophers! Fiona the golden retriever tries to make friends with a cheeky rodent Golden retriever stares at the gopher at it emerges from the hole in the ground The cheeky rodent looks at the gentle canine before sinking back into the soil    Comical scenes were filmed in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline

Published: 09:23 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 10:19 BST, 7 September 2020

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This is the comical moment a dog attempts to strike a friendship with a curious gopher as it emerges from its hole in the ground.

The footage filmed in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, shows the two-year-old golden retriever named Fiona stare at the burrowing rodent as it pokes its head from beneath the ground and looks back at its new admirer.

The gopher then sinks into the burrow before emerging once more and looking at the gentle canine.  

The two-year-old golden retriever Fiona stares at the gopher as it emerges from its hole in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

The two-year-old golden retriever Fiona stares at the gopher as it emerges from its hole in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

During the clip, which was shot on May 31 but has only just been shared, the curious dog watches with fascination as the gopher emerges from its hole, but does not try to pounce on it.

The rodent quickly dips back underground before poking its head up and fearlessly staring down the canine.

Fiona draws closer and tries to sniff her new friend before the gopher

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