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Feral

Feral

(Science: botany, zoology) Wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; said of beasts, birds, and plants.

Origin: L. Ferus. See Fierce. Wild and menacing; a ferocious dog.Organisms that are existing in their wild capacity.


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Is this a wolf??

It doesn't have the raised mane of a coyote and the tail carriage seems a little too low. I would put my money on a feral dog.

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by animartco
Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Is this a wolf??
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Views: 2405

Is this a wolf??

... almost the entirety of N America. And how does one gauge the size with no real benchmarks in the photos? It is a little bulky for a coyote. Stray/ feral dog is the best guess here.

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by Darby
Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Is this a wolf??
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Views: 2405

Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify

... than this specimen. Not dead that long either as it still has tissue attached tot he jawline, anyway very interesting find it reminds me of a feral pig a friend of mine shot that was hangin around the cattle station where we lived. This thing would come in and eat the left overs in the bin, ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:39 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Small Mammal's Lower Jaw? Very unique- trying to identify
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Views: 3647

Does the thylacine still live?

... know otherwise from information I was given they do exist but in very low numbers in a very remote area that I hope has not now become over-run by feral cats, if that is the case they are as good as decimated. So that's another species extinct, somethin to be proud of Australia as we sit up near ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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Views: 2527

Evolution or De-evolution?

... animals that disappear in wild population, they disappear due to infusion of genes from interbreeding with other wild populations. Thus, the "feral" population is not genetically the same as domestic. Besides, you cannot judge the wild dog survival skills as long as there is a constant ...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
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