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Asia - Kyrgyzstan
04 August 2010

Older Kyrgyz woman with her granddaughter in Karakol

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Coming from the Kyrgyz town of Karakol, we took a shared taxi to Bokonbayevo, where we were picked up by eagle hunter Talgar. After a short sweet lunch at his place, he dressed up and we headed to the outskirts of the city for the show to start. Meanwhile we had met, petted and held eagle Tumara that until now was still capped. They had brought a (dead) rabbit, that one of the boys dragged through the fields on the end of a rope. At the signal of the eagle hunter Talgar the eagle took off and cought the rabbit. But not until his master allowed him to, did he start eating his share.

Also the ride back to Bishkek treated us on some beautiful sceneries and characteristic images.