May We Predict Which Canines Certainly are a Danger to Cats?

A few weeks back Heather Mohan-Gibbons wrote an excellent weblog about assessing a dog’s behavior using cats in a shelter establishing. She rightly mentioned that there surely is such variability (and humane problems ) and little to aid these types of assessments. She offered some wonderful alternatives, and when you have not really seen it yet, that is a great someone to read and share with staff. Coincidently, research was just published that focused on dogs ’ responses to different cat-related cues.

The authors (Hoffman, Workman, Roberts and Handley) conducted a nifty small study where they observed owned doggie behavior to a variety of cues-some cat-related and some that were control stimuli. For example, they used a fake cat that moved in realistic ways versus a pillowcase with an automated device to make it move. While the major aim of this study was to observe dog’s behavior toward the cat-related items to understand if dogs responded differently to the experimental vs . control items, there was a second area of study that was really pretty juicy.

The Deadliest Animal to Human

What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans?

Of program the answer depends on how you define dangerous. Personally I’ve had a thing about sharks since the first time I saw Jaws. But if you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above. It’s mosquitoes.

When it comes to killing humans, no other animal actually comes close. Take a look:

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