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by La Striata
Mon May 11, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Dinosaurs
Replies: 55
Views: 7088

Re: Dinosaurs

For the record, Lipleurodon was not a dinosaur. The prehistoric marine reptiles were all more closely related to lizards and snakes than they were to arcosaurs (crocodiles and dinosaurs/birds). I've had a re-newed interest in dinosaurs ever since finding out that birds basically are dinosaurs. Not r...
by La Striata
Thu May 07, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Saving Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Saving Isle Royale

Celestial-Howl wrote:They are not native there, nor are the moose. But if there are no wolves there, the moose will destroy the Isle.
Let's get rid of the moose then.
by La Striata
Thu May 07, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Saving Isle Royale
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Saving Isle Royale

I don't see why we should, considering wolves don't appear to be even native there. They only colonised the area in the 1940s. It's not like Yellowstone, where wolves always lived.
by La Striata
Wed May 06, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: New dinosaur with bat wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

Re: New dinosaur with bat wings

Skybreaker wrote:You know what I'm thinking....
dragon
Don't get your hopes up. It was the size of a pigeon. :wink:

You want a real dragon? Look up the new findings on Spinosaurus. It was like Nessie on steroids with scythe-claws.
by La Striata
Tue May 05, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Other Canids
Topic: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?
Replies: 132
Views: 30271

Re: Maned wolf ? You heard about it?

duskypack wrote:They should be called something like 'Maned Canids' or Maned Dogs, since there is an African Wild Dog.
I disagree. It should be given a name derived from one of the languages of the people it lives alongside, just like the prairie wolf was later called "coyote" from an Aztec word.
by La Striata
Tue May 05, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: New dinosaur with bat wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

New dinosaur with bat wings

Is it a bird? Is it a bat? Meet Yi qi, the dinosaur that is sort of both Incredible new find from China has both feathers and bat-like wings Researchers today announced the discovery of a stunning new dinosaur fossil: a glider with wings similar to both birds and bats. It has been named Yi qi (mean...
by La Striata
Sun May 03, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: What would u do if you see a wolf pup
Replies: 114
Views: 25778

Re: What would u do if you see a wolf pup

kitten2258 wrote:i personaly would help it and bring it to proper health and set it free after 1 month but this is my opinoin
Good luck finding the right milk formula.
by La Striata
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: Have you ever touched a wild animal?
Replies: 56
Views: 17737

Re: Have you ever touched a wild animal?

Plenty. I hunt squirrels, rabbits and pheasants (to eat, don't worry).
by La Striata
Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Nature & Wildlife
Topic: On the islands of Komodo - Komodo Dragon
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: On the islands of Komodo - Komodo Dragon

One thing that annoys me about Komodos is that many people think they are like dinosaurs, when in fact birds are far more closely related to dinosaurs than any lizard is (indeed, birds are actual dinosaurs).
by La Striata
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Wolf Conservation
Topic: Red wolf protection removal - the opposing side
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Red wolf protection removal - the opposing side

As long-time readers know, I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the taxonomic validity of the red wolf. This is particularly true when the only genome-wide analysis of wolves and coyotes in North America revealed that the creatures being conserved as red wolves were actually coyote/wolf hybrids...
by La Striata
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Chat
Replies: 545
Views: 75832

Re: Wolf Chat

When all's said and done, the social structure of wolves is identical to that of other Canis . Wolves, coyotes and jackals all live in family groups dominated by the parents, the only real differences are the degree with which they stay together. Wolves for example stick together more than coyotes a...
by La Striata
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Chat
Replies: 545
Views: 75832

Re: Wolf Chat

Scientists make this classification thing so complicated, they say that the Florida Black Wolf (an extinct species of wolf) was just a black variation of the red wolf. But female FBWs had a white, heart-shaped marking on their chests, but Red Wolves don't, so how do you explain that? Fur colour is ...
by La Striata
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: General Wolf Discussion
Topic: Wolf Chat
Replies: 545
Views: 75832

Re: Wolf Chat

By the way, my favorite species of wolf would be the red wolf, I don't believe that they're coyote/wolf mixes, in my book, they're wolves! Even if they are a distinct species, their closest relatives are still coyotes, as they diverged from coyotes 150,000 years ago, whereas the common ancestor of ...
by La Striata
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Wolf Multimedia
Topic: Wolves eating deer alive (GRAPHIC)
Replies: 0
Views: 1789

Wolves eating deer alive (GRAPHIC)

I think it goes without saying that this is very graphic material, and may be unsuitable for people with sensitive dispositions. I myself think it provides insight into a process which is usually edited out of mainstream nature documentaries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuxCMhvl84
by La Striata
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Wolf Q&A
Topic: Defending kills?
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Defending kills?

Other animals such as bears, mountain lions, can be quite rare to try to steal food from a wolf, they not enter the territories of wolves, never seen any case. Incorrect: Bound by a blood bond Grizzlies in Yellowstone have taken to trailing gray wolves to snatch their kills . A decline in tradition...

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