Sundog asks a good question below that can extend this Stump/Chump immediate-moment problem to a part two.
“What has this chump stumped is why hunting becomes collaborative and the circle of temperament synchronizes to get the moose and why it APPEARS competitive/unsynchronized in the heat pack? I realize as networked consciousness it is not necessarily competitive, but I do wonder what behavior/energy I am putting my thoughts on top of that makes it appear competitive?” Sundog
Yes it does appear as if the males are competing with each other and that the most dominant one prevails. If this is true, then the male must be thinking something like: “I want to breed with that female and I have to whup that other male in order to do so.” Is that his inner dialogue?
So we know that the males have a sexual pressure that is all consuming and they want to find relief from, but the immediate-moment says they are not thinking about that either. To break it down: (1) What effect do female sex hormones have on the male psyche? (2) We see that the female is walking around slowly and frequently stopping, so what could the female be doing otherwise wherein the males would not be fighting over her? (3) What do #1 and #2 have to do with cooperative behavior in the hunt?
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