Tazi pix! Right from the source, Almaty & environs-- the bearded ethnic Russian guy is Konstantin Plakhov, who bred our Ataika, seen here as a pup at Kostya's there and as a matron, here, below.
Libby with Kostya and Zhendet the tobet, in 2004:
Very Bad: you are not paranoid when they are after you. I particularly like this quote: "“They can get rid of hounding and deal with a segment of their community that is not well respected. Or they can potentially lose all bear and bobcat hunting.” Us. The oldest Paleolithic partnership. "First they came.." Fill in your favorite. Are you listening David Peterson? Think they'll keep bowhunting?
Weird but probably true paleo- science. A bad time for megafauna! HT Walter H.