The scent of your enemy is my friend? The acquisition of large carnivore scent by a smaller carnivore

@article{Allen2016TheSO,
  title={The scent of your enemy is my friend? The acquisition of large carnivore scent by a smaller carnivore},
  author={Maximilian L. Allen and Micaela Szykman Gunther and Christopher C. Wilmers},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2016},
  volume={35},
  pages={13-19}
}
Scent marking is critical to intraspecific communication in many mammal species, but little is known regarding its role in communication among different species. We used 4 years of motion-triggered video to document the use of scent marking areas—termed “community scrapes”—by pumas (Puma concolor) ( http://www.momo-p.com/showdetail-e.php?movieid=momo160812pc01a ) and other carnivore species. We found that gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) routinely rubbed their cheeks on puma scrapes ( http… CONTINUE READING