How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

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How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Spirit900 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:55 pm

So, I was playing multiplayer, and wondered if wolves physically attack them or growl at them?
My main question is how would a pack threaten a wolf in it's territory?

EDIT: Plus, how would a submissive and a not so very subissive wiolf react?
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Re: How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Canidae » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:47 pm

Hmm, this is kinda situational. I think it depends on the aggressiveness of the pack in general, as well as the aggressiveness of each individual wolf involved.

From footage I've seen, wolves will rally together and try to appear as dominant as possible to the stranger wolf (e.g. Lifted tails, bared fangs, etc.). Various vocalizations may be utilized by the wolves (short howls, bark-howls, etc.). If this doesn't work, fake charges may be put into action by the wolves defending their territory; the wolves will dash at the stranger wolf, but these short dashes are only meant as warnings. If this doesn't work, a full-fledged pursuit may ensue, in which the wolves either chase off the stranger or kill it.

But that's just what I think would happen--I'm no scientist.


I'm going to need more clarification for your third question--I don't know what you're trying to ask. Are you asking whether or not the stranger wolf is submissive, or whether or not a wolf/wolves from the defending pack are submissive?
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Re: How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Spirit900 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:20 pm

Canidae wrote:I'm going to need more clarification for your third question--I don't know what you're trying to ask. Are you asking whether or not the stranger wolf is submissive, or whether or not a wolf/wolves from the defending pack are submissive?
The pack threatens the wolf, how would a submissive wolf react, and how would a non-submissive wolf react?
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Re: How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Canidae » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:26 pm

A submissive wolf would probably turn tail and run, I think.

And, heh...I think a dominant wolf would probably turn tail and run, too. One wolf VS another pack defending it's territory; obviously, the defending wolves would win. I think the dominant intruder would certainly be smart enough to realize this, and scamper away in order to save it's own hide.


The only exception to this that I can think of would be if the defending pack had recently lost a breeding wolf. The dominant wolf may then decide to hold it's ground, not attacking nor fleeing, and if the wolves in the pack observe the intruder wolf's bold behavior, they may actually let the intruder join their pack to fill in the hole left by the death of the breeding wolf. Note that I'm not just spouting nonsense here--this very same thing happened early in the Druid pack's history, if memory serves me correctly. I saw a documentary about it.
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Re: How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Spirit900 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:18 pm

Ah, thanks.
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Re: How Would a Wolf Chase Another out of its Territory?

Post by Masika » Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:36 pm

Hello Spirit900,
Spirit900 wrote:Ah, thanks.
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Alrighty then ^^ Glad to see that your question could be answered!

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