More Intimidation & Choosing Your Position In The Pack

Here again, is an instance of dominant sibling intimidation. From the distance you can see the dominant sibling approaching. When he reaches his sibling he pushes him to move — assertively and possibly threateningly. The accosted guy faces him, eye to eye, for just a minute, but then bows low before running off with his ears back. The dominant sibling pursues. It is only for a short distance — only long enough for the dominating fellow to feel that he has the upper hand and that he made the other one move off.

Apparently every coyote in a pack chooses its role and position in the pack, including the subservient fellow. Dogs do the same thing. Hierarchy is thus established without a fight and without injury which could actually hurt their survival.

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