If dogs come from wolves. Why do wolves eat dogs?
Wolves have been known to drag away dogs at night and feast on their meat. Why do wolves eat dogs?
Mostly wolves kill dogs as competition, not prey. The exceptions generally being toy breeds that are probably not recognizable to wolves as being wolf-like
This report blends facts and theory, but is an interesting read related to this topic:
http://www.nature.com/scitable/blog/acc … ted_wolves
This next report compares and contrasts views on the topic and the conclusions certainly contains good sense:
There are several theories but others have already stated the other two I would have said. But it's possible that it could simply be an easier meal for them than choosing other types of prey. Sort of like choosing fast food rather than waiting to get yourself home to prep and cook a clean meal. Some dogs do not back down and will fight a wolf, others will not immediately retreat and hang around to their detriment simply out of curiosity for the wolf that may look vaguely like family to them. Still, wolves may surprise other dogs and they may not stand a chance of escape.
Near around here coyotes love dog meat. If you think you are wise and keep your dog on a tether in the back yard because it might get out of the fence - say good-bye to your dog.
Clive do not forget that just like humans you have your Wolves, Jackals, companions and pets. Four totally different beasts.
Last I checked Wolves do not give a damn what they eat. Certainly fowl, occassionally a reptile, even fish if opportunity strikes. It is quite common for them to eat berries and such.
The Wolf by it's very nature will even eat another Wolf. Wolf packs will attack each other for territory and you can bet your bippies they will eat the losers.
A close look at nature reveals a rather different picture than the Disney-esque form of anthropomorphizing. Head zebras will viciously kill newborns not sired by him. 1 in 5 cute meerkats are murdered by their own kind, ahead of lions and tigers.
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