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by Snowmuzzle
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Age differences in mates
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Age differences in mates

Ah, that's interesting. So it's more about the availability of mates in an age group, rather than any preference. I suppose you can't be too choosy. Thank you :)
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Age differences in mates
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Age differences in mates

Do wolves usually take mates that are a similar age to themselves? Or do age differences not matter? -- e.g. would a 7 year old wolf happily pair up with a 2 year old?
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: What do wolve do during storms?
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: What do wolve do during storms?

In blizzards, I think they'll often get covered by the snow and be insulated by it: they'll weather it out underneath, and are kept warm by their fur and the layers of snow. Then afterwards, they'll dig themselves out.
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Your ideas on wolf proofing?
Replies: 30
Views: 852

Re: Your ideas on wolf proofing?

Fencing is good, but it's not foolproof. We have a free range chicken farm, so have to protect the birds from foxes. We've put fences all around the several fields that the chickens roam through, but it's really not a case of "there, job done!". There's forever holes and paths appearing through, whe...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: What do wolves do in their freetime?
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: What do wolves do in their freetime?

It may also depend on how well-fed they are. If the pack has eaten well recently, they might have more time and energy to spare playing, but if the pack is weak or hungry, they would probably concentrate on conserving energy.
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: hyperventilation?
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: hyperventilation?

I remember reading something in the New Scientist Book "Do Polar Bears get Lonely?" about this. I'll have to look it up.
by Snowmuzzle
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: 2 Wolf Questions; Food and Fatal in YellowStone
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: 2 Wolf Questions; Food and Fatal in YellowStone

A lot of things can be fatal: wolves don't have antibiotics, so even a little scratch can get infected. Wolves without packs would be more likely to die of starvation if they were injured and thus made too slow to chase prey. There are also a wide range of diseases that can cripple or kill, and youn...
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: what would happen if two packs fight like "WAR"
Replies: 29
Views: 1589

Re: what would happen if two packs fight like "WAR"

chevy91baby wrote:
OhuSoildier wrote:
Mezzanota wrote: I think what is ment by this is a Dispersal, or rogue wolf will try to take the rank of the Alpha, not another related pack member.
What do people mean when they talk about rogue wolves? It sounds like another roleplayer thing to me.
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Are wolves REALY "Black"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Are wolves REALY "Black"?

I expect there was already a black gene in the wolf population that got passed to dogs, but was very rare and recessive (e.g. both parents need to have this gene for the offspring to be black), making it extremely unusual. When a dog was born by this chance, or by mutation, humans would have bred fr...
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Wolves in the Russian Far East
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Wolves in the Russian Far East

Ooh, thank you, that's very interesting! I'll look at some of the other subspecies mentioned, too -- the area I'm researching is a little pocket in South Eastern Russia known as Amur, where plant and animal species from the subtropics of China and North Korea mix with those from the Russian taiga fo...
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolves & Fish
Replies: 31
Views: 1027

Re: Wolves & Fish

I'm guessing they'd be safer from fish bones than we are -- we pick the fish apart in little mouthfuls and chew it, but they pretty much gulp it down in one go (thought that would depend on the size of the fish :roll: ) That would mean the bones were pretty much inside the fish when swallowed, so co...
by Snowmuzzle
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Wolves in the Russian Far East
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Wolves in the Russian Far East

What subspecies is found in this area, and what features does it have? How does it differ from wolves in North America?
by Snowmuzzle
Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: A wolf's unique howl
Replies: 126
Views: 2706

Re: A wolf's unique howl

Sintact: Ah, ok. It's just from what had been explained before it sounded as if the wolf just purposefully howled at one constant frequency which didn't sound feasible to me. This is something you need to see in physics when you are in 8th grade and 9th. Not sure what grade I'd be in if I was in Ame...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: A wolf's unique howl
Replies: 126
Views: 2706

Re: A wolf's unique howl

Las titme I heard the thing about wolves' howls not echoing, I was told it was an urban myth similar to the one that ducks' quacks don't echo (false). As wolves don't seem to stick to one frequency (they vary the tone constantly, and there are both high and low howls) I don't see how it would work :?
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Case with Falcons and Wolves
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Case with Falcons and Wolves

Falcons, as said above, no. But I wouldn't be surprised if gamebirds, like ptarmigan or grouse (in certain parts of wolves' ranges) might come into the diet. They're not exceptionally fast, and as they nest on the ground, an oppurtunistic wolf might snaffle up some eggs or chicks. It would only be a...

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