Observation of a wolf killed by a deer

Journal of Mammalogy
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Wolves (Canis lupus ) probably risk injury while attempting to kill large prey (Muie, 1944; Rausch, 1967; Mech, 1970; Peterson, 1977). Rausch (1967) found that numerous wolf skulls collected in a control program had sustained injuries, probably inflicted by severe blows from moose (Alces alces ). Wolves killed by prey seldom if ever are found. The authors located only three such published records, two involving moose (MacFarlane, 1905; Stanwell-Fletcher and Stanwell-Fletcher, 1942), and one involving deer (Odocoileus virginianus ) (Frijlink, 1977). In the latter case, the wolf was rabid and apparently was killed by a blow to the head, presumably by a hoof. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Observation of a wolf killed by a deer
Series title Journal of Mammalogy
DOI 10.2307/1380984
Volume 66
Issue 1
Year Published 1985
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Mammalogy
First page 187
Last page 188
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