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Wolves choose ambushing locations to counter and capitalize on the sensory abilities of their prey

Comprehensive knowledge of ambush behavior requires an understanding of where a predator expects prey to be, which is generally unknowable because ambush predators often hunt mobile prey that exhibit complex, irregular, or inconspicuous movements. Wolves (Canis lupus) are primarily cursorial … read more

Trumpeter Swan Killed by Gray Wolf in Minnesota

Canis lupus (Gray Wolf) have been suspected as natural predators of Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan), but detailed descriptions of such predation events are lacking from the peer-reviewed literature. Herein, we document a Trumpeter Swan that was killed by a Gray … read more

Species Richness Within an Urban Coyote (Canis latrans) Territory in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, GA, USA, has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US over the past several decades, with a human population now close to 6 million. Urbanization has been rapid and widespread, thereby creating a highly fragmented … read more

Age-specific Foraging Strategies Among Pumas, And Its Implications For Aiding Ungulate Populations Through Carnivore Control

Humans have been controlling carnivore numbers for centuries. Predator hunting, however, may indirectly influence predator-prey dynamics unintentionally by influencing the age- and sex-structure of predator populations that exhibit intraspecific (IS) variation in prey selection. We tested for IS in a … read more

Weak Spatiotemporal Response of Prey to Predation Risk in a Freely Interacting System

The extent to which prey space use actively minimizes predation risk continues to ignite controversy. Methodological reasons that have hindered consensus include inconsistent measurements of predation risk, biased spatiotemporal scales at which responses are measured and lack of robust null … read more

Predation Shapes the Evolutionary Traits of Cervid Weapons

Sexually selected weapons evolved to maximize the individual reproductive success of males in many polygynous breeding species. Many weapons are also retained outside of reproductive periods for secondary reasons, but the importance of these secondary functions is poorly understood. Here … read more

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