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by Snowmuzzle
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Aggression whilst hunting
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Aggression whilst hunting

Yes, I reccomend you do Pawnee. ;) Both books are very interesting but entertaining at the same time (Man Meets dog has some brilliant illustrations down the side of the pages) They're pretty old but maybe they're on Amazon?
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Black Wolves
Replies: 73
Views: 4041

Re: Black Wolves

There is a black variety of grey squirrel coming into the UK which is apparently bigger and far more aggressive.
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Males attacking Females
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: Males attacking Females

It's funny you mention this... I found another Konrad Lorenz quote concerning this in dogs. *goes to find the book* Here we go. A dog finds himself in a rather similar situation when confronted with an attacking female. The inhibition against biting or even growling is the same, but the motive which...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Aggression whilst hunting
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Aggression whilst hunting

I have been reading some books by Konrad Lorenz, lent to me by my grandpa. The author was one of the pioneers of animal behaviour studies, breaking off from the long-held assumptions that animals act on instinct alone. The books are "Man meets Dog" (brilliant book examining the relationship between ...
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: wolves' lifespan
Replies: 20
Views: 1466

Re: wolves' lifespan

I think the average is something like six but that is dragged down a lot by the sky-high mortality rate in pups. Yeah, I'd say the max was about 12. The wolf (who would be a very lucky creature to get this far) could start getting complications like arthritis and missing teeth so its hunting ability...
by Snowmuzzle
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Male & Female Wolves
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: Male & Female Wolves

Ah, thought as much. Thanks for clearing that up :wink:
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Male & Female Wolves
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: Male & Female Wolves

I've heard females called wolfesses in RPs but I'm pretty sure that's made up.
by Snowmuzzle
Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: The "Big Bad Wolf" is a myth
Replies: 62
Views: 2883

Re: The "Big Bad Wolf" is a myth

For some reason, the "Big Bad Beaver" or "Big Bad Deer" just doesn't sell as much
Actually, I have seen a book with a big bad beaver O.o Something about mice who don't want their home flooded...
Sorry, off-topic ^^
by Snowmuzzle
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Why hunt
Replies: 61
Views: 2672

Re: Why hunt

In the first point I was talking about the faulted idea of extinction or lasting damage to the population from this :)
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Why hunt
Replies: 61
Views: 2672

Re: Why hunt

any preditor that hunted wolves is now either gone or doesnt know how to hunt wolves anymore so nature needs a little help. I've never heard of any predator that ever hunted wolves in the first place. :? They're top of the food chain. I find it odd that people think their populations need controlli...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Logic
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Logic

I would say the base instinct to hunt would be there -- like a domestic dog zooms off after a rabbit -- but I think practice and learning would be needed as well. For example, if you dumped a wolf that had lived in captivity all its life into the middle of the wilderness it wouldn't immediately be a...
by Snowmuzzle
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Wolf Punishment...
Replies: 15
Views: 1720

Re: Wolf Punishment...

I've always been told that they grab the subordinate or pup by the scruff of the neck and expose the belly of the junior until it urinates involuntarily, thus showing total submission to the senior. Is this correct? I've heard this somewhere, I think... I'd assume that a quick, sharp bite would be ...
by Snowmuzzle
Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Territory Marking
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Territory Marking

Ah, I always wondered why my dog always seems to have an unlimited supply of wee to dribble everywhere :shock: Thanks
by Snowmuzzle
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Take Action
Topic: Spay and Neuter!
Replies: 105
Views: 7019

Re: To fix or not to fix?

I was saying that people should think twice before breeding their dog on purpose instead of just breeding for the cute babies and not planning ahead on where to home them, etc. I think stuff like that is sometimes better left to the professionals who know all about which dogs are good for breeding a...
by Snowmuzzle
Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Take Action
Topic: Spay and Neuter!
Replies: 105
Views: 7019

Re: To fix or not to fix?

I think fixing is a good idea but yes, it should be up to the owners. We had our dog "done" -- I think the positives far outweigh the negatives. It also stopped him from doing the annoying leghumping. I live in the middle of the countryside, and walk Max in our fields and in the forest over the road...

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