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Feral dogs in Africa, Europe, South America etc..
Topic Started: Aug 19 2012, 10:34 AM (972 Views)
Madmustelid
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Why don't you hear much about them? Are there any feral dog populations in the Amazon for example? I mean the natives there kept a small semi-feral dog similar to the Dingo. So, why don't you ever hear about Feral dogs from there? Jaguars and Pumas are pretty rare in many parts of South America, and I can't really see Ocelots or even Bush dogs posing much of a threat to a pack of feral dogs.
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Anyone?
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FelisRex
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I know North America has the wild Carolina Dogs
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Since you said Europe:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_dogs_in_Bucharest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_dogs_in_Moscow

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@OP Well there's still huge reptiles in the Amazon
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Apparently you may get feral dogs here and there in small spots of Africa, but not common. I do know in the cities of Addis Ababa and Harar in Ethiopia, feral dogs and spotted hyenas compete for the pickings in the rubbish dumps.
Edited by Cape Leopard, Jan 24 2015, 04:41 AM.
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Feral dogs in italy.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1551274318453869&set=vb.100007139472111&type=2&theater
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There's pockets of them everywhere, they are quite well established in some parts of America, to the point that they suppress coyotes.
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http://www.citylab.com/weather/2012/09/feral-dogs-invade-australias-cities/3296/
http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/giant-killer-delivered-a-dogs-reign-death-blow/1502646/
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There's pockets of them everywhere, they are quite well established in some parts of America, to the point that they suppress coyotes.
In Canada ferals only seem to exist in high concentrations in and around native reservations.
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Feral dogs can be a nice hunters... they conservate their instinct .


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Also, there's apparently feral dogs in the Chernobyl exclusion zone which are very wolf-like, though they carry their tails curled over their backs.
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There's pockets of them everywhere, they are quite well established in some parts of America, to the point that they suppress coyotes.
In Canada ferals only seem to exist in high concentrations in and around native reservations.
Makes sense, refuse and hand outs would encourage them to hang around and breed. If you ever have the chance to read the "Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek" which is centered around a series of bear attacks in Banff in the 80's the author mentions feral and stray dogs were impeding there capture efforts by setting off the culvert traps.

I remember an article somewhere that was about feral dogs living around Alaskan port towns, they were surviving primarily on gut piles and road kill.
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The reason you do not hear about it: for biologists it is not interesting, non-native anthropogenic. For common folk, it's normal I assume.

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Also, there's apparently feral dogs in the Chernobyl exclusion zone which are very wolf-like, though they carry their tails curled over their backs.


Those have been eliminated - so I've heard.
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