Originally Posted by adpayne
I discussed this last night with a friend who has a Masters degree, and he thought wolf attacks were fairly common. I just had to walk away.
Education is a life-long endeavour....
Originally Posted by lonwolf615
oh oink, its an oversimplification to say wolves are scared of man. Its more they find us disgusting-we smell bad
All species of intelligent animals humans prey upon have a healthy fear of homo sapiens.
This has been learned behavior and/or genetic disposition passed down through many, many generations.
We have been actively killing predators for tens of thousands of years.
Wolves have been demonized over the centuries primarily because they will, at times, prey on domesticated animals.
For our shepard forefathers, this was a special concern.
Humans draw a line in the sand when predators are perceived to take food from the mouths of their children.
Have humans been killed by wolves?
Sure, but it is extremely EXTREMELY rare.
If someone dies in the wilderness, animals WILL scavenge the body.
Animals such as birds, raccoons, coyotes, bears....really, an almost endless list of critters.
And like most predators, wolves will, at times, scavenge human remains.
Many scavenging incidents have been misidentified as "killing" by our ignorant ancestors.