Google+

Those Who Hunt Together Stay Together

 

by Mike Williams

As human beings, hunters and anglers actually prefer to go out into the Great Outdoors with other friends. Hunters team up for a day of searching for that trophy buck to take home, choosing to rarely be a solo artist in the forest. (Although the angler may just choose to go it alone in order to have peace and quiet out on the lake).

 

More and more research is being done showing the same types of social behavior exist in both humans and their prey. And with this new research comes better understanding of how a family operates when it comes to ‘kill or be killed.’

 

The mobbing behavior that has come to light recently regarding the killer whale and how they bring down that must-have seal has not only been discovered in them. In fact, using mobbing as a way of confusing and attacking prey has been seen in other far smaller species. (Unfortunately, it has also been seen in humans).

 

It’s a fact that many types of birds will appear at the sight of a mobbing. They watch and call, but do not participate. (Yet again, they Flock of Geeseresemble humans as being the ‘ones that cheer in the stands.’) Mobbing for birds, however, can actually be turned against them. Crows can be mobbed by a flock of birds far smaller in size at the same time as they are getting together to rob the eggs that are resting in the nests above.

 

One of the most human traits found is the fact that these same crows who want to prey on the eggs of the smaller birds, actually turn on a dime and take their place in the songbirds’ ranks to help stop hawks or larger predators that are coming to swoop in. Hunting together for the crow means being on the right side in order to gain the best advantage. Can you say human being, anyone?

 

When pack hunting is brought up the image that usually comes to mind is a pack of wolves. These are the best pack hunters, per science and history, that have ever seen the light of day. Working together, each family member knows their place and rank in the family. Both males and females hunt and they each have a job to do, and get it done. Through sight, motion, scent, as well as howling calls, the wolves continue to be successful against their prey because of the military precision they use to get what they need in order to survive.

 

Pack hunters you may be unaware of include the pesky ant. The ant family knows exactly what they’re doing and will work out schematics when it comes to getting into your home, heading across the floor for the only piece of food that the vacuum didn’t find, in order to conglomerate and bring it back to their hill piece by piece. (Unfortunately, some of the family chooses to stay in your house)

 

Yet another pack hunter is one that would never be thought of in that way. The lone eagle will always be an American symbol. They are the wise, intelligent and slightly scary-looking wanderer of the sky. Eagles are known to be loners, and keep their majestic hunting instincts to themselves. But…that is not true at all.

 

With the killer whale research coming forth to educate scientists, they are also beginning to learn more and more about the eagle, and how ‘lone’ may not be the right adjective to use at all. The eagle – along with their hawk brothers – actually team up with their respective partners when it comes to attacks.

 

The eagle is an extremely intelligent creature. Not many know the inner-workings of that mind. All the attack will ever show is the fact that the eagle can deceive. They mount concerted and complex attacks on their prey, and they are 99.9% successful whenever they give it a go. By working together, the eagle can even bring down larger prey, such as deer and antelope.

 

They would make the Air Force proud. An eagle will dive, utilize barrel rolls, and execute swooping tactics that seem to bring them from 0 to 60 in a second-and-a-half, only to then turn their dive-bomb into a perfect landing with talons unleashed. They can dart, bob, weave – and both male and female show their dominance every time.

 

So, what’s the social hunter? Well, they are nothing like the social networks out there. In fact, they are given an odd title, considering the fact that the social hunter always hunts alone. There will never be a pack along for the ride when it comes to getting what they want.

 

So when you head into that Great Outdoors, make sure you remember that you’re not the only pack looking for victory.

 

www.SportsmansLife.com

Source: Baret News Wire

Entertainment

For movies opening December 9, 2016

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening December 9, 2016 BIG BUDGET FILMS The Bounce Back (PG-13 for profanity, sexuality and brief drug use) Romantic comedy about a charismatic relationship guru (Shemar Moore) who falls in love with a skeptical fellow therapist (Nadine Velazquez) he meets while on a book tour promoting his new best seller. Supporting cast … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This

  Volume 2 of Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full! – You Do NOT Want to Miss This Book Review by Amy Lignor What began in an unforgettable Volume 1—living Jerry Hall’s story and dealing with the heart-wrenching issues of the Viet Nam* War—continues here. The action of battle, fraught with the unending horrors that the “unwanted veterans” dealt with, grows even more painful. And as war comes closer to an end, what should have been peaceful … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Paging Norman Rockwell

  Paging Norman Rockwell by Amy Lignor   For those who may not have had the pleasure before – and all you true Christmas “classic” lovers who have always wanted to see it – Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is the most brilliant and beautiful place during the holiday season. Made famous by the original Norman Rockwell, whose museum is part of the line of historic buildings making up that classic Main Street, Stockbridge is dressed up … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Winterization Tips from Yamaha Outboards

  Winterization Tips from Yamaha Outboards By Craig Lamb Every hardcore angler wants to go fishing at the first sign of warm weather in spring. The last thing any fisherman wants is cutting a trip short because of mechanical problems with an outboard engine.   The best way to avoid problems, and enjoy trouble-free time on the water, is by preparing ahead of time. That begins now. Preparing for extended storage efficiently and effectively … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season

  The Best & Worst (So Far) of the 2016 NFL Season by Amy Lignor     Okay…we’re almost dead center, folks, so it’s time to sum up the best and silliest actions and reactions that the 2016 NFL season has provided fans thus far.   Analysts are always yapping, and most likely nothing they say will actually come true. However, right now almost everyone is agreeing to the fact that Tom Brady has a score to settle. Yes, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

We Are Still…All in This Together!

  We Are Still…All in This Together! by Amy Lignor   December 7, 1941. Sunday morning was lovely on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A typical Sunday, in fact, where people were moving calmly and in a relaxed “weekend-mode” stance at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Headquarters. Just before the clocks struck 8:00 a.m., however, the country of Japan launched planes from six aircraft carriers in what would be considered the “first wave” of … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe

  Exploring the Holidays Around the Globe by Amy Lignor   Thanksgiving has been had. Games have been watched and the golden turkey has caused a great many belts to be loosened. So…here it comes!   From hanging the stockings on the chimney with care to the red-nosed reindeer who had to be there; from Santa heading down that chimney just right to lovely sleigh bells ringing softly in the night, the holiday season is a truly … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Forecasting Climate Change

  Forecasting Climate Change by Amy Lignor As with anything in this world, it depends on whose opinion or observations you trust as to just how bad climate change is becoming. As 2016 begins to wrap up, climate scientists, atmospheric physicists, chemists, oceanographers – you name it – no one can come up with any other explanation for climate change and the warming of our planet other than human activity. How fast is it happening? … [Read More its Good for You...]