Eating Other Predators

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Eating Other Predators

Post by Shaft » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:53 pm

Will a wolf or wolf pack kill another small predator such as a small bobcat/lynx ect. if they were starving and could find one?

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Re: Eating Other Predators

Post by wolfgirl101z » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:06 pm

It could be possible, but not necessarily. It depends. Sorry i can't explain more, I have to leave.
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Re: Eating Other Predators

Post by Kittysaysmeow » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:59 am

If the wolf/ wolves were starving, I believe they might hesitate, but still would attack/ hunt the smaller predator. Wolves see it as meat, if they're hungry, predator = meat = food. Sorry I cannot explain further.
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Re: Eating Other Predators

Post by pawnee » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:35 am

Wolves do kill smaller predators such as coyotes, weasels...I even have a picture in a book of a wolf going after a badger.

In regards to a wild cat such as a lynx or bobcat... I think if a wolf was hungry enough it might try to catch it but I doubt it. Bobcats and Lynx are usually very shy...and those long sharp claws could easily maul a wolf. I personally don't think an intelligent wolf would run after a lynx anytime soon.
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Re: Eating Other Predators

Post by Songdog » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:22 pm

If they found a dead one, they might eat it. But I doubt they would be hunting other predators; the effort require to kill one is too high in comparison to what they gain. A bobcat, coyote, fox, or lynx could seriously wound, even kill an adult wolf. But the predators themselves don't have much meat on them.

It would not be worth the effort.

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Re: Eating Other Predators

Post by Shaft » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:26 pm

Thanks for answering guys. :)

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