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PostSubject: WILL BE REMOVED SOON: Seasons & Food   Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:38 pm

Seasons
Currently: Summer.

Winter

The winter fur is highly resistant to cold; wolves can rest comfortably in open areas at −40° by placing their muzzles between the rear legs and covering their faces with their tail. The sun goes down early, which is very good for the hunting as a wolf has intense eye sight at night. Estrus typically occurs in late winter, with older, multiparous females entering estrus 2–3 weeks earlier than younger females. Before the rut ensues, wolf packs will temporarily dissolve until the end of the mating season. During pregnancy, female wolves will remain in a den located away from the peripheral zone of their territories, where violent encounters with other packs are more likely. younger females typically den near their birthplace. The gestation period lasts 62–75 days, with pups usually being born in the summer period. They frequently eat waterfowl particularly during their moulting period and winter, when their greasy and fatty meat helps wolves build up their fat reserves and their eggs. In winter wolves can survive without food for long periods; two weeks without food will not weaken a wolf's muscle activity. incidences of wolves killing coyotes are common, with such incidences being especially common in winter, when coyotes feed on wolf kills. Wolves may attack coyote den sites, digging out and killing the pups.


Spring

During the spring period, when wolves are more active, they willingly lie out in the open, whatever their location. Wolves are the most important predator of raccoon dogs, killing large numbers of them in the spring and summer periods. Most rabid wolf attacks occur in the spring and autumn periods. Unlike with predatory attacks, the victims of rabid wolves are not eaten, and the attack generally only lasts a day. Most of the underfur and some of the guard hairs are shed in the spring and grow back in the autumn period. On a warm spring day, the wolves usually hunt so they have food, because when it's warm on a spring day it usually means that its going to rain. It's humid a lot in the spring time, but the wolves aren't bothered by it, because there fur protects there skin a bit.


Summer

Durring the summer season, wolves rapidly eat fruits and vegetables. (To maintain a healthy diet.) The summer season is the season when pups are born, so the females will be in the den most of the time. The average litter consists of 5–6 pups. Litters of 14–17 occur 1% of the time. Pups are born blind and deaf, and are covered in short soft grayish-brown fur. They weigh 300–500 grams at birth, and begin to see after 9–12 days. The milk canines erupt after one month. Pups first leave the den after 3 weeks. At 1.5 months of age, they are agile enough to flee from danger. Mother wolves do not leave the den for the first few weeks, relying on the fathers to provide food for them and their young. Pups begin to eat solid food at the age of 3–4 weeks. Pups have a fast growth rate during their first four months of life: during this period, the pup's weight can increase nearly 30 times. Actual dens are usually constructed for pups during the summer period. When building dens, females make use of natural shelters such as fissures in rocks, cliffs overhanging riverbanks and holes thickly covered by vegetation. Sometimes, the den is the appropriated burrow of smaller animals such as foxes, badgers or marmots. An appropriated den is often widened and partly remade. On rare occasions, female wolves will dig burrows themselves, which are usually small and short with 1-3 openings.


Autumn

the underfur and some of the guard hairs grow back in the autumn period. Their auditory perception is very sharp, being able to hear up to a frequency of 26 kHz,[61] and is greater than that of foxes. Their hearing is sharp enough to register the fall of leaves in the autumn period. During the autumn-spring period, when wolves are more active, they willingly lie out in the open, whatever their location. Most rabid wolf attacks occur in the spring and autumn periods. Unlike with predatory attacks, the victims of rabid wolves are not eaten, and the attack generally only lasts a day. The pups in the autumn time are more likely to stray from there mother, which is why it's important for the mother to keep an eye on them at all times.

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Prey
Bison: Need at least 5 wolves to bring down a male.
Elk: Need at least 3 to bring down a female.
Moose: Need at least 6 to bring down a male.
Muskoxen: Need at least 4 to bring down a female.
Roe Deer: Need at least 3 to bring down a male.
Sheep: 1 wolf can bring it down.
Fox: 1 wolf can bring it down.
Hares: A pup can take one down
Badgers: 1 adult wolf, can take one down
Polecats: 2 wolves can take one down.
Marmots: A pup can take one down.
Mice: A pup can take one down.
Ground Squirrels: 1 wolf can take one down.
Hamsters: A pup can take one down.
Voles: 1 wolf can take one down.
Waterfowl: 1 wolf can take one down.



Predators
Coyotes: Annoying little wolf like animals, that kill our young.
Raccoon Dogs: They are very mean little animals, they look like a raccoon, with a dogs body.
Red, Arctic, and Corsac Foxes: Usually leave them alone, but if they eat any of our kill, we have to take them down.
Brown Bears: Very hard to kill, but easy to scare, they eat our young.
Black Bears: They usually lose fights with us, they are prone to killing our young, and we are prone to killing theres, if they kill ours.
Polar Bears: We never have had contact with one, but they are hard to kill, and not that hard to scare away.

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