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I just got back from the pub after a night out with friends. I, as well as 2 other mates were getting dropped back home from another mate who was the designated driver when we came upon a fox? it looked like a fox but with a leaner tail.
Anyway the fox had obviously been hit by a car in its side. At when we first spotted it in the dark while driving it had a had another fox standing over it (either trying to eat it or comfort it i'm not sure, the small time before we realised it was a another fox we thought that it was just a dead animal that the living fox had caught).
The fox was still living, it was in a kind of shock with...blood dribbling out of it's mouth and it tongue handing out twitching with its body. it was in a bad way. We had to put on the cars blinkers so others could pass around.
I got dropped of home while the 2 friends stayed with it to get some towels to wrap it in (I lived only 3kms away) Now i'm here. my 1 friend drove back to pick it up and now they are going to a vet.
I just...it saddens me now, not at the moment but now... that fox is probably considered a pest here in Western Australia (does Australia even have foxes?) and yet it reminds me so much of my cat, what if it was my cat? There was also a smaller fox waiting in the ditch besides the road, was that it's pup? i'll never know.
I'm sad /an/. this probably happens all the time and you don't realize until you see it. I'm posting this because... i'd feel like a robot if I didn't. at the time I was quite emotionless but now i'm a bit saddened.
I'll post an update if there is one.
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I have a question regarding the ecology of wolves, /an/.
I'm highly familiar due to an amateur interest in physical anthropology (university dropout in archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier U in Waterloo, Ontario) and through a couple courses there and as well as reading Jane Goodall's work with the social organization of primates, but I'm having trouble understanding something about wolves.
Wolf packs are familial units, with an Alpha mated pair, and the rest of the ranks of the pack comprised of their offspring.
I have a couple questions, maybe you can help me out.
Are there ever wolves in a wolf pack that are not the offspring of the alpha mated pair?
How is genetic diversity maintained? Like, what is the dispersal of offspring like? And this is kind of a follow-up to my first question.
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So, /an/ I live in an apartment. I've lived here for oh...about a year now with no problems. Except now. Now my filthy neighbors have brought me bedbugs to enjoy for the new year. I haven't renewed my lease yet, which is up in March, and now I no longer want to stay here since the people who brought these are also dirty vegan hippies who refuse pest treatment and frequently tell me I am scum because I and my dog don't conform to the vegan lifestyle. So, come March, I'm moving. I don't want to bring any of the bedbugs with me when I move, though. I know they are hard to get rid of, and my apartment management have been less than helpful in treating the pests, so....
What can I do in the meantime to knock them down here and what can I do during/before/after the move to get rid of them and keep them out of my new place? Does diatomaceous work, and if so how should I apply it? I was thinking I could maybe fog/spray all my furniture when it is in the moving van, but what should I use? Or am I at a total loss? Should I instead just throw away my hard-earned things, live like a hobo in my new place for a while, and drown in bitter frustration? Help me, please...