Thanks Paul we will go there and comment and pass it along to others.
Discussion of the training, use, and management of guard dogs, guard llamas, guard donkeys, guard goldfish, etc.
Janet McNally wrote:there is learned behavior going on too, which was the case with the cougars in Boulder Co. and also the coyotes here in our back yard!
Janet, I'm not sure one can separate a release and/or expansion of genetic diversity from the resulting changes in behavior that accompany it. The capacity to teach survival behaviors is always there. Perhaps Boulder is just a good example of how little we appreciate the ability of a top predator to utilize teaching/learning as an avenue to explore its underlying genetic capabilities.
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