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Hey Jim,

Good to talk to you again. How is your work (I guess on feral spp.) going? You must have some new findings!

On the American Bulldog thing, I guess I should have asked you a more precise question. That's what I'll do now:
1. 50 kg elite Ambull vs 50 kg elite Fila brasiliero/Cane Corso. Please give ratings also as you used to do earlier (like 4/10, 5/10, 6/10; etc.)
2. 8 elite Special Forces Soldier (with protective shields) vs 140 kg lioness.
3. I think you didn't reply clearly to this question: large zebra vs 2 large domestic horses (I thought you replied to-large zebra vs 3 large horses from the last time)


Hey Gaurav,

Work's fine, pretty gruelling. Not much being done besides control of feral species, which is annoying.

1. Well as I said, when you get to the elite breeds it can depend on individual dogs, what happens on the day and sometimes even one single moment. But all going well with elite dogs, I'd have the Ambull 7/10 vs Fila and 8/10 vs Corso.

2. Having a hard time picturing it, but eight armoured men should be able to control a lioness and if need be, kill her.

3. Horses.

Cheers Gaurav

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I can answer most questions relating to real or hypothetical situations. I have a better understanding of animal behavior and specifically predatory behavior and interspecies predatory relationships. Mammals is my field of expertise but I can do my best in answering questions regarding other animals. Small mammals are my favourite matchups. One or two prehistoric match-ups is OK, but please do not focus on them as they are outside my expertise.


Even before completing my degree I considered myself an expert in mammal behavior. Doing my degree only furthered my interest and knowledge in the subject. After uni I got the opportunity to spend 6 months in South Africa and Kenya where I spent nearly every day basically observing and studying the animals of the savanna.

BSc Degree in Zoology from the Melbourne University, Australia.

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