Sibling Rivalry #2: Challenging And Running Off

Here is an interesting twist to the normal bullying and submission that has been going on between two young adult male siblings. The less dominant coyotes is waiting in “ambush” position as the dominant one comes up. The dominant one avoids him initially, until the ambusher springs up to a standing position. At this point the ambushed — the dominant guy — turns on the daring sibling with hackles up. The less dominant guy flees. These siblings often used to begin their play this way, but now the dominant one consistently shows his mettle, and the game is over before it ever begins.

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