Heart of a dog
May 29, 2008 11:15 AM Subscribe
As Moscow changes, so does its population of stray dogs.
posted by Afroblanco (26 comments total)
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During Soviet times, Moscow's stray dogs foraged for food and avoided humans, since there wasn't much to be gained from begging. As the city became increasingly affluent, the dogs' behavior changed radically. Some recent adaptations include passive subway begging, observing stoplights, and a food scam called the "come-from-behind ambush." The stray dogs, whose population is estimated at 26,000, have even ceased some of their interpack warfare. Observe the Moscow subway dog here
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