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The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World$
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Joel Berger

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226043630

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001

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On Being Caribou and Musk Ox

On Being Caribou and Musk Ox

(p.160) Chapter 10 On Being Caribou and Musk Ox
The Better to Eat You With

Joel Berger

University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes the author's efforts to study the interaction between predators and prey in Alaska, specifically caribou response to wolves. Caribou rely on different tactics to thwart enemies. They avoid deep snow, mainly because vulnerability to predators increases. They also seek open areas, since visibility for predator detection is better. Beyond these strategies, behavior may vary among populations and between individuals even within the same population. At high altitudes, pregnant females often separate from herd mates. Speed is also important to outdistance all but aerial predators. Unlike moose or bison, caribou rarely will fight carnivores, and then only as a last resort.

Keywords:   predators, prey, Alaska, wolves, predator, caribou

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