Eagle man of Karakol Kyrgystan
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Next day we organised a trip to visit the "eagle man". Eagle Man is a former head of police for the region which was interesting for us "teachers on leave". Eagle Man has for many years caught and trained wild eagles. He enters some of the eagles in annual sporting events in which the eagles are trained to hunt and kill prey as they would in the wild. Coincidently Paul and I had purchased a rabbit. A nice fluffy one, white with black dots around the eyes. The hairy legged daughter drove us in her dad’s car out to meet the eagle man, and to release our rabbit. We travelled into the beautiful rolling hillside and met this guy on his trusty steed. Then without further ado we had to release the rabbit.