Do wolves kill their prey before they eat it ?
- daniel gLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Usually, yes, or the prey animal puts up one good fight.
Ever notice how they leave porcupines alone? they are armed.
- RayLv 62 months 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.
- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
Yes, if they don't want to get kicked and injured by the prey.
- MARKLv 72 months 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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- Roger the MoleLv 72 months ago
How could prey remain alive while being eaten? (The duck's fate in "Peter and the Wolf" is fictitious.)
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, they are like Klingons, food is best when eaten alive.
- NewtonLv 52 months 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.
- The TaxpayerLv 72 months ago
yes. It makes them easier to eat....don't squirm as much.