This is the story of the friendship between a forest guard Mikhalytch and a lynx called Kounak. The lynx was found when it was small and was therefore brought up by the guard. Once grown, it accompanied him on all his inspection rounds. One day the lynx meets a female and leaves the guard who therefore is upset. But one day some time after he finds the lynx again, hurt and dying. He picks it up, takes care of it and manages to save it.