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Lorenz, Konrad
 
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Space Page numbers here from the German edition: K. Lorenz, Das sogenannte Böse Wien, 1963

II 48
Territory/Space/Lorenz: Animals have not only a spatial plan but also a time plan! Domestic cats are known to be able to share the same hunting ground without ever encountering any dispute. They have a timetable.
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II 49
Via the smell they recognize how old a track is.
Territory: no "property" with fixed boundaries.
Instead: The fighting readiness of the animal in question is at the center of the area the highest, that determines the situation.
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II 50
The one who is closer to its home at the moment is likely to win.
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II 51
Territory boundaries are not "drawn in" the soil, but may be blurred, e.g. when a defender is full and lazy.

Lo II
K. Lorenz
On Aggression


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