Jamie
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Jamie asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 4 weeks ago

Do wolves kill their prey before they eat it ?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    Usually, yes, or the prey animal puts up one good fight.

    Ever notice how they leave porcupines alone? they are armed.

  • Ray
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Not most of the time. Most go in shock when the wolves tear into it, and due to exhaustion there is little they can do. They eventually usually bleed to death.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, if they don't want to get kicked and injured by the prey.

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, wolves do not kill their prey prior to eating. They hunt in packs and unlike, say, lions they do not ambush kill. They identify an individual which they then attempt to separate for its herd. They pursue the prey over time. Some members of the pack keep up the pursuit. Others hold back to rest. They change places. Eventually, their prey usually collapses from exhaustion. If it's lucky it will die when it collapses. Otherwise, when the wolves set on it they first rip out the abdominal cavity. The prey will then die from that trauma.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    How could prey remain alive while being eaten? (The duck's fate in "Peter and the Wolf" is fictitious.)

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No, they are like Klingons, food is best when eaten alive.

  • Newton
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Wolves kill their prey by tearing them to pieces. The prey does not die right away. Big cats such as lions, tigers and leopards will bite the throat of their prey to kill it before eating.

  • 4 weeks ago

    yes. It makes them easier to eat....don't squirm as much.

    • Jamie
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      I  just seen a wolf chasing a baby caribou -_-

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