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Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:22 am
by Jaws of Ice
I always wondered..

Why people think that.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:12 pm
by fangwolf
Instinks all wolfs do that becouse it is in there nature

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:01 pm
by Blindseer
they dont howl at the moon.

the main thought that they did is mostly superstion from what Ive read.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:07 pm
by Wolfie10
i read somewhere wolves howl, and end up doing infront of a moon, so people think they howl AT the moon, when there just infront of it.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:53 pm
by king1-7
It's just superstition. Kind of a dumb one, at that.

It's like saying that somebody talking on the phone while looking at a wall is actually talking to the wall.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:44 pm
by Songdog
It's no different then thinking that touching a toad gives you warts or that crocodiles cry because they're sad for killing their game. Superstitions and beliefs people once thought, and still do think, are true. If nothing else they make up for interesting concept stories.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:36 pm
by pawnee
wolves and coyotes just get excited when they howl and throw back their heads, and because wolves are usually active at night it looks like their howling at the moon or stars. Wolves also howl sitting and lying down too. people also thought that solar eclipses meant that supernatraul wolves were chasing the sun away, this was more popular belief in northern european mythology, like in norway or russia...

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:01 am
by April
Well I dont think wolves pecificly howl at the moon. They howl anywhere any time but they are awake mostly at night so people say they howl at the moon. Or if you ask me I think they are thanking God for everything they have :D

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:02 am
by April
April wrote:Well I dont think wolves pecificly howl at the moon. They howl anywhere any time but they are awake mostly at night so people say they howl at the moon. Or if you ask me I think they are thanking Bora Bora for everything they have :D
Why does it say Bora Bora?

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 1:49 pm
by Blindseer
because that word is censored.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 1:53 pm
by valkea
And please do not double-post.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:29 pm
by wolflover1
It's just another superstition. Just like people think that black cats crossing your path is bad luck, people think wolves howl at the moon. Neither of those above mentioned superstitions are necessarily true.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 10:59 am
by MayMay
dont they howl to check up on eachother?

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:27 am
by wolves_forever
They don't howl at the moon.

They howl to each other, other packs to stay away from their territory, if one wolf gets lost, they howl so they can find him. Or after a hunt, or just to plain out howl for the fun of it.

Re: Why people think wolves howl at the moon?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:19 pm
by Cheeto
When u think that wolves howl at the moon, consider this: When u look at the sun, in say, California, some one in New York, looks at the same sun. The moon is the same thing, the moon isn't intentionally around when wolves howl. Just b/c u hear a wold howl, and the moon is out, does not mean that it is howling at the moon.

Something 2 think about...