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by Snowmuzzle
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: The Yellowstone Super Volcano
Replies: 35
Views: 1734

Re: The Yellowstone Super Volcano

Commenting on the ability of wildlife to sense natural disasters... I don't think that would particularly help them in this case. If you look at how far the eruption would cover, they'd have to trek across the continent to get to safety. I think if an eruption was imminent we would be more concerned...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu May 20, 2010 5:51 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Wolf adaptations?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Wolf adaptations?

Thought of some more:

Their paws are large, allowing them to spread their weight when walking across snow to reduce sinking
Expressive, mobile ears, eyes, tail, etc.
Backward-curving teeth for gripping and wounding prey
Non-retractable claws are good for digging and grip when running
by Snowmuzzle
Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Pack life
Replies: 22
Views: 812

Re: Pack life

I second Bailey. A wild wolf can't afford to be off its guard for long enough to get bored. And if you take into account how much time they have to spend hunting and failing at it to get one successful kill, they don't have much time or energy to spare anyway. Life in the wild isn't as glorious as i...
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: abanoned wolves
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: abanoned wolves

Well, giving up your life to save a pup makes very little sense, if you think about it. If the parents die, the pups are highly unlikely to live either, making it even more pointless. If the parents save themselves, chances are they can go on to reproduce next year and have a chance of successfully ...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Scent glands
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Scent glands

Ah, yes, that was helpful :) Thank you, SH!
by Snowmuzzle
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Scent glands
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Scent glands

What are the locations of the scent glands on a wolf's body? A rough diagram would be helpful :)
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: The Yellowstone Super Volcano
Replies: 35
Views: 1734

Re: The Yellowstone Super Volcano

If what I've heard about it is true, it's wide-scale human life that will be in danger as well, not just a few wolves who'll get blown to smithereens.
http://media.photobucket.com/image/yell ... t-area.jpg Don't know if it's accurate, but...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Why blue eyes?
Replies: 330
Views: 8768

Re: Why blue eyes?

My understanding of what causes blue eyes: Blue eyes are caused by a low level of pigment (the brown colour) in the eye, making it appear blue. A total lack of this causes the iris to appear pink, and this is albino. Young mammals, including humans (though some people tell me they weren't born with ...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Why blue eyes?
Replies: 330
Views: 8768

Re: Why blue eyes?

In several (sometimes badly thought-out, if not drawn) comics, there's a fashion for red-eyed wolves with black fur, who are meant to be evil, and glowy-sparkly white wolves with blue eyes whose characters can often be summed up as "nice, good, loyal'. I suppose blue is a cold colour, as is white, s...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Snapper Stripped Of Prize Over 'Fake' Wolf Pic
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Snapper Stripped Of Prize Over 'Fake' Wolf Pic

Looking through my copy of the photos, they give lengthly descriptions of how it was captured, and I don't see any sign of zoos being used in this particular competition (unless there are a few more porkies swimming around). But you are right about the "where to draw the line" thing.
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Snapper Stripped Of Prize Over 'Fake' Wolf Pic
Replies: 21
Views: 989

Re: Snapper Stripped Of Prize Over 'Fake' Wolf Pic

I heard about this too: I have a copy of the portfolio of winners from BBC Wildlife mag. But it raises the issue that if they allowed this one to stay even though it may have been set up, it would open the door to lots of other photos like it. I don't think that would be in the best interests of qua...
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Wolf Multimedia
Topic: Twilight Spirits
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Twilight Spirits

The words "tragic past", "chosen one" and "evil" in Moon's character page don't make me too optimistic about its originality or intelligent content. :/
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Study: Middle-age wolves retire from the hunt
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Study: Middle-age wolves retire from the hunt

Hmmm... interesting, as I've heard that young wolves often get excited and scare off the prey, so there must be a pretty narrow timescale when they're good hunters.
by Snowmuzzle
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Colors, Patterns and Markings
Replies: 53
Views: 4083

Re: Wolf Colors, Patterns and Markings

I had a thought the other day: are wolf markings symmetrical? So, for example, do they ever have a marking that appears on one shoulder but not the other, or differing shades/colours on each side of the face? My dog's facial markings are not symmetrical, but this could just be a domestication thing....
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: The Other Side of 'alpha'
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: The Other Side of 'alpha'

Yeah, this does annoy me a bit: keep up with the facts, people, you're meant to be the experts XD I do find what Cesar Milan does useful, though. He uses silly words, but underneath it's all common sense: slobbering over your dog, treating it like a baby and being all tense when trying to make it do...

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