Aggression is a distance opening behavior. Predation is a distance closing behavior. They’re not the same thing.
– Ken McCort
Interesting. I had never really thought about this, but makes sense.
Short, sweet, and so true.
Timely post, given the recent dog bite (the one with the cat). Thanks for this.
That was the “summation statement” in a presentation on the difference between aggression and predation. Aggression is often about making something go away (distance opening) and predation is about acquiring food (distance closing). You have to look at motivation!
Reblogged this on FlowHound and commented:
Interesting thought… However it only assuming that aggression ends with the retreat of the threat
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