Photographer's Note

Got to love the Chinese mythology. As long as you have two animals, you can couple them to create a brand new one. Typically not a good choice for a pet, because they come out all menacing looking, with sharp talons and pointy teeth. However, their spirit is usually far from mean. This one is called Xiezhi, and he lives on the Sacred Way in Beijing. His task consist of routing out injustice and intuitively distinguishing between good and evil. And then punishing the evildoers, as it comes with the territory.

He is of course in the service of the Emperor, and will not follow you home, if you offer him with a piece of steak.

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