Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Wolf Photos
From: Dan C <>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 21:21:14 -0500
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BD was being a bit sarcastic, but what happened with Roy and his tiger
could happen in exactly the same manner with a pet wolf.   The wolf can
appear to fit right into the family, but then one day someone will stare at
the wolf the wrong way, or may stumble and fall while playing with it, or
run a bit too quickly away from it while being chased,  and the wolf's
instincts can suddenly exert themselves, and he can attack.   You obviously
had a good experience with your dog/wolf combo, but that doesn't lessen the
care that someone must take when deciding to keep a wolf as a pet.

Even among dogs there are great differences between breeds.  Compare a
small terrier with a dog such as a mastiff.  They behave like different
animals, yet are  the same species.  

dan c.

At 04:54 PM 26-10-03 -0800, you wrote:
>On second thought, I never thought that I was getting a dog, I thought
>I was buying a hybrid. (Back then, they were called that). So maybe
>I wasn't a fool by your definition.
>I wish I could have another, but my infirmity precludes me from
>running etc. with a big dog
>BTW, he got along with our four cats. Two of them would try to
>snuggle next to him as he slept.
>Dan C wrote:
>> Regardless of the latin name zoologists decide to give wolves and dogs,
>> they are not the same animal.  Anyone buying a wolf (or wolf/dog hybrid)
>> cub thinking they are getting a dog is a fool.
>> -dan c.
>> At 03:46 PM 26-10-03 -0800, Jerry Lehrer wrote:
>> >
>> >I recently found out that he could not be properly called a "hybrid", as
>> >wolves and dogs are the same species.
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