All I know is if we keep chipping away at the corners of an animal’s territory, these things are going to be on the increase as their lands are decreased,they have nowhere else to go.Who has just watched this programme with real attacks on people in Russia and North America.
Interesting and shows they are not the cute animal some believe. Worth a watch if you missed it.
Mmm ... 32 deaths from wolves (including rabies) in North America since 1760 - humans are far more dangerous
Sorry, I find these kinds of programmes like reading the Daily Mail - sensationalism - I could be wrong
All I know is if we keep chipping away at the corners of an animal’s territory, these things are going to be on the increase as their lands are decreased, they have nowhere else to go.
The prey is ruthlessly killed by hunters & their food source starts to disappear..so what’s the next best thing?
Same old same old really.
Will we learn, doubt it very much.
Yeah, the tale of the pack that invaded Paris to eat its citizens in 1450. This confirms henchy's view.Ive heard old world wolves much different from the new.
they certainly seem so in old accounts.
There’s points on both sides of the debate, a happy balance would be nice.. but we are greedy for resources by nature?I don't think I agree with your point of view on this, if only because it sounds like it sweeps across time and continents and describes a single facet of a multifaceted subject. There are significant differences depending on where in the world you are, what predator / prey you are talking about, and whether it is present or past that you are looking at.
As a different point of view, you might find this an interesting watch.
and 13:30 of this one.
In the US, predatory cougar attacks have increased from almost nothing. Sure, there are more people in cougar country, but there are also more cougars than there were for quite a long time, and there are Fish and Wildlife agencies that manage the number of deer, hunters do not shoot them all out, and cougars are likely to be less fearful of people because they are protected.
That article about big cats made an interesting read, thanks.Can't and wouldn't disagree with anything you have said there Henchy3rd.
Just curious, having seen your posts about time in Africa, have you read anything by Peter Capstick? He was once a favourite of mine, and his remarks about bitey stompy wildlife were certainly in my mind when I got to make a brief visit to Namibia some years ago.
Slightly going off topic, from wolves to cats, I found this looking to see if memory was right that human reduction in game had caused the problems with the Njombe Lions. If people haven't read much Capstick or Corbet, its interesting.