In contrast to Grayson’s more timid behavior, Axel is more likely to be on the other end of the spectrum, boldly going wherever he wants. In this log’s photos, he displays a ride-up behavior on Denali. Although, if you carefully look at Axel’s ears, they are pricked forward in interest, but turned sideways with a bit of intimidation. In our Ethogram, we code this as “EPTS”. This one behavior helps sum up Axel’s personality. He has a strong desire to actively engage in testing behavior with all pack mates, but gets a bit intimidated when he gets himself in the middle of things. The other pack members seem to have a lot of tolerance for his behavior, especially Denali. If there is a wolf that is allowed to share the carcass with Denali, it’s usually Axel.
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