Wolves are dangerous predators
Wolves are a kind of dangerous predatory mammals belonging to the dog family. Due to their habits, appearance, strength and cleverness, they are very famous animals. By the way, dogs are domesticated wolves.
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Description of the wolf
These representatives of the dogs in their family are the largest. At the foresky, the height of the wolf is 60-90 cm, while the length of the body may exceed one and a half meters (without tail length). The weight of the animal is 40-70 kg. And this is enough to fight equally with many other predatory animals. And if you take into account that the wolves live, mainly flocks, it becomes understandable why they are considered so dangerous.
Wolf color and some of its physiological features depend on the species of animal. There are only about ten of them (depending on local conditions). But in general, they all are quite similar in structure of the body. By the way, many breeds of large dogs are also very similar to them (Siberian Husky, Tamaskan and others).
If you try to describe this beautiful predator with a few words, then you get the following: high and strong legs, elongated body length covered with thick fur and rigid wool, a thick long tail (up to 50 cm), a large skull, a sharp muzzle, in the mouth of about 40 teeth (4 of them are fangs). The paws are quite large, so that the size of the trail is about 10 cm.
In moderate latitudes, an Ordinary Wolf can be found – one of the species of these predators. That is what many people imagine when it comes to wolves. He usually has a gray color, with a darker back, and a lighter lower part of the body. Also in his color may often be a reddish color. And it is also worth knowing that at different times of the year the color of this animal changes a little – they adapt very well to climate change.
Lifestyle of the wolf
1. Wolf’s flock.
Usually these predators are kept in flocks, 10-15 individuals. Although the number of wolf society can reach and large values (generally speaking, there are 3 to 40 individuals). In a pack there is usually a pair of drivers – the alpha male and the alpha female, they are the ones who control everything. Moreover, the male is usually more important in the family, but there are exceptions. For example, if the female is more experienced, then she will probably be in charge.
Despite the fact that wolves have a need for such a society, there are also lonely ones. Typically single lonely wolves leave the pack to create their own. Or simply because they were expelled. Do not consider these predators as friendly and all-knowing. They are cruel, otherwise they would not survive in nature.
These animals are most known for their loyalty. And this is really so – once formed a couple, the wolves remain faithful to each other until the death of one of the partners.
And in order to form this pair, the male sometimes has to fight with other relatives.
These predators are also known for their wounds. Moreover, it is commonly believed that they are bombarding the moon – probably this is an erroneous opinion. Wolf’s War is a sign of the unity of the flock. It is needed in order to raise the fighting spirit. Also, Wolf’s Wave is used to communicate with other flocks and loners.
Wolves are leading a nightlife, mainly. They are hunted on virtually all large enough animals. Starting with rodents and ending with elk, deer. In places of their habitat almost never there are dangerous opponents, so they do not experience any special problems. Especially considering that they are hunting for flocks. However, in order not to endanger their lives in vain, these animals use cunning. Either attack from the ambush, moreover, from different sides, or they stamp their victim. In this way they can defeat much larger animals.
Usually they choose weak, sick or wounded animals for an attack, thus conducting a natural selection. It is because of this that they are called forest sanitizers, and they say that they bring significant benefits.
Meet the wolf
Generally speaking, usually wolves do not attack people. However, if they are provoked, anything can happen. Also predators can attack if they are hungry (that is, in places with scant fauna). There are several rules that must be observed when meeting these animals:
1. In no case can you look at the wolf in the eyes. By the way, to many other predators – too, they perceive it as a challenge.
2. If the animal does not react, it should slowly and carefully retreat back without turning to them on the back and without making sharp movements.
3. Readiness to attack this predator is expressed by pressing the ears to the head and squatting on the half-bent legs. To crush an attack can be … throwing in him food (preferably meat).
4. But the flight or turning back to them gives almost 100% guarantee of attack. Moreover, you can not run away from them anyway. The only hope in this case is to quickly climb the tree.
5. If the attacks could not be avoided, then there are two further options