It may be the most dangerous protest in Russia.

But this stalwart stray carries it off with remarkable poise, as he bounds up to a cross-country skier in Sochi during a training run.

Earmarked for execution during these Winter Games, the encounter serves as a stark reminder of the spectacle's cost in canines.

The stray doesn't come off as all that intimidating (Note the tail-wagging) and seems to be all-too willing to call the whole thing off if someone would only toss a ball.

Still, the image of a stray dog crossing an Olympian's path may come off as downright Tiananmen-esque in the days ahead.

Officials in Sochi have hired a company to ensure we don't see any similar outbursts from the city's homeless community -- a job that Alexei Sorokin, owner of Basra Services, seems to have embraced.

“Let’s call things by their real name,” he told ABC News. “These dogs are biological trash.”

Left unchecked, Sorokin warned these strays could assail spectators at the Games, spreading rabies, or even distract skiers at the moment of a pivotal jump.

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  • ADLER, RUSSIA - JANUARY 08: The Olympic Rings stand outside of Sochi International Airport on January 8, 2014 in Adler, Russia. The region will host the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics which start on February 6th, 2014. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • SOCOG staff members digs in the snow after six workers were swept off a roof at the bobsleigh center, for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 . (AP Photo/Joe Payne)

  • SOCOG staff members digs in the snow after six workers were swept off a roof at the bobsleigh center, for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Payne)

  • In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com, performers dressed in folk costumes welcome Olympic flame with Russian traditional bread-and-salt during the Olympic torch relay in Yelets, some 380 kilometers (237.5 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)

  • In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com, torch bearers pose with Olympic torches during the Olympic torch relay in Yelets, some 380 kilometers (237.5 miles) south of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)

  • ADLER, RUSSIA - JANUARY 10: Security personnel walk on the Olympic Park in the Coastal Cluster at sunrise on January 10, 2014 in Adler, Russia. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • ADLER, RUSSIA - JANUARY 10: Military personnel with canine units patrol the Olympic Park in the Coastal Cluster on January 10, 2014 in Adler, Russia. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • ADLER, RUSSIA - JANUARY 08: Security personnel walk outside of Shayba Arena on January 8, 2014 in Adler, Russia. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • ADLER, RUSSIA - JANUARY 08: Flags blow in the wind in front of the Main Press Center on January 8, 2014 in Adler, Russia. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 photo and provided by Olympictorch2014.com, Olympic torch bearer Anzhela Vershinina holds an Olympic torch during the torch relay in Kungur, Perm region, Russia. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) tries an Olympic volunteers uniform, visiting an equipment centre in Sochi on January 4, 2014. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) tries an Olympic volunteers uniform, visiting an equipment centre in Sochi on January 4, 2014. (ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A view taken on January 14, 2014 shows general view of the Olympic Park in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. (MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)