Dog and duck form unusual friendship

A dog and a duck have formed an unusual friendship at a North Carolina home.

"Occy" the dog was just a pup when he met a duckling named "Biggie."

"You'll see them napping together, they'll eat grass together, they'll swim together," said Frances Marsh. "They do everything together. Hang out in the pool, they do everything. Eat together."

Marsh says she was concerned about the pair at first.

"I thought honestly that Biggie would hurt Occy the dog at first, because Occy was so young, he was just a little puppy, so I wasn't worried one bit," Marsh said. "Then the older they got they kept playing the exact same and Occy was super gentle."

The pair love playing behind Marsh's surf shop in Atlantic Beach and have become quite the popular duo.

"Most of the time, when people see them playing, they'll pass by here on their boats and they'll stop and take a picture or video," she said. "I'm so used to it, I don't realize it's odd, but apparently, it is."

So odd, in fact, Biggie doesn't realize he's a duck.

"He definitely thinks he's a dog. He won't even eat duck food, he eats the dog's food and drinks out of the dog's bowl," Marsh said.

Now, he's just part of the family.

"I thought he would just join the other ducks behind the shop in the creek, but once he became part of the family, he became like a dog and didn't want to join the ducks and now he just lives with us and he's just part of our crew," Marsh said.

And they have a love that will never be broken.

"Once they're worn out, you can come back here and Biggie will be sitting on top of Occy. They'll just be hanging out," Marsh said.

She says Biggie and Occy don't even need adult supervision. They can be trusted to play nice while they're home alone.