Norwegian authorities said Thursday they would mend a fence near Norway's border with Russia in the far north to stop its reindeer from making costly crossings over the international boundary.
In a bid to prevent the four-footed intrusions, a fence already exists on the Norwegian side, spanning 93 miles of the countries' shared 198-kilometre border.
But some sections, dating as far back as 1954, have fallen into such disrepair that the animals can easily pass through and cross into Russia.
"It is strictly forbidden to cross the border into Russia, for reindeer too," the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture said in a statement.
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