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Originally posted by NIcon
reply to post by Dragoon01
Dragoon, but the whole reason I posted here is because of the terms "natural rights" and "god granted," and more specifically as applied to "ownership" of guns. If I bypass it what's the point of me being here?
Philosophically I believe that is a lousy argument against a total gun ban, and I believe it's a total mischaracterization that "people" are telling you or forcing you what to do when a government enacts anything.
So for the record, I have not been arguing for a total gun ban.... I DO NOT support a total gun ban... but I would never say it's a natural or god-given right to "own" one as an argument.
But must get back to work.... will be back later.
The territory of an animal is defined as the area that the animal will defend against other animals of its species This is different from the home range of an animal, which is defined as the area that an animal lives in, but does not defend against other members of its own species.. It has been difficult for researchers to determine how territorial wolves really are, since research into that area would require researchers to monitor the movements of an entire pack of wolves for an extended period of time, and determine how it reacts to other wolves in its territory. Since wolf packs rarely encounter each other, such observations are limited. However, in general, it does seem that wolves are territorial creatures. Wolf biologists have observed wolf packs chasing and attacking foreign wolves (see Mech, 1970), and large packs will often chase smaller packs that have intruded onto their territory. Wolves are rarely friendly towards other wolves that are unfamiliar to them, and many of them stay within a well-defined area. A wolf pack's territory will contain most of its hunting and travelling areas. Wolf packs are often spaced out enough so that their territories do not overlap significantly. When territories do overlap, the two or more packs still manage to stay far away from each other.
A male lion (Panthera leo) patrols his territory
Gang graffito, the singular of graffiti, is often the first indication that street gangs are active in your community. Graffiti is the newspaper, the billboard, the Internet of the world of street gangs and serves to mark the gang's power and status. Graffiti marks territorial boundaries and serves, as a warning to other gangs that the area marked with unique signs and symbols is the territory or "turf" of a particular gang. Graffiti warns intruders or trespassers from rival gangs and even policemen, that they are not welcome.
High ranking wolves will leave urine marks about every 350 meters when they are marking out their territory. Wolves will also mark the same scent post over and over again. It is sometimes claimed that wolves scent mark to mark out the boundaries of their territories, although some authors (see Lawrence, 1997) claim that wolves do not scent mark to mark out territory boundaries, since the boundaries of a wolf pack are rarely clear and rigid. Instead, wolves may scent mark simply to alert other packs that there are already wolves in the area. The scent marks are like "No Trespassing!" signs for wolves.