Predators and Prey react to molecule in spilled blood

This article about the E2D molecule shows how the microscopic world influences the macro world. The process of fats breaking down in blood exposed to air creates the molecule. Scientists have concluded that E2D provokes interest and excitement in predators, like wolves, and bothers prey species, like bunny rabbits and humans.

While writing my werewolf novels, I’ve considered the olfactory sense quite a bit because the werewolves base many decisions on scent information. And my werewolf hero, Thal, is always deeply sensitive to bloodshed. It beckons his wolfish knowledge of feasting on a kill but worries his humanity.

Scientists find blood molecule that attracts wolves, repels humans

The faintest whiff of a molecule from mammal blood known as E2D sends some animals into a predatory frenzy but frightens others — including people — into retreat, scientists have discovered. Never before has the same molecule been known to provoke diametrically opposite behaviours in creatures ranging from horse flies to humans, hinting at deep evolutionary roots, they reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale.

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.


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