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0001378Dwarf FortressAnimal Populationspublic2010-04-20 18:362014-08-17 16:21
normalminorhave not tried
0001378: Wild Animals don't attack invaders
Wild animals and invading goblins apparently ignore each other. Several wolves walked right through a goblin ambush squad and milled around in the entrance hall as the goblins proceeded to own dwarves.
Cage wild animals in entrance and link cages to a lever. Pull it when invaders are near.
animals, goblins
related to 0001203resolved Toady One might tame animals prematurely detect ambushers in some cases? 
related to 0007369new  Non-hostile blind cave ogre and other cavern creatures 
Issue History
2010-04-20 18:36BMacZeroNew Issue
2010-04-20 18:48KennelTag Attached: animals
2010-04-20 18:48KennelTag Attached: goblins
2010-04-20 19:21FootkerchiefNote Added: 0004398
2010-04-20 19:21FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-23 20:44BMacZeroNote Added: 0004831
2011-08-02 11:16FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0001203
2014-08-17 16:21King MirNote Added: 0029199
2014-08-17 16:21King MirNote Edited: 0029199bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029199#r11207
2014-08-18 07:03FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0007369

2010-04-20 19:21   
Do those "Steps to Reproduce" actually work?
2010-04-23 20:44   
TBH I'm not sure. I felt obligated to suggest a way to reproduce the bug without just saying "Hope that goblins spring from ambush and wander near some wild animals" :P.

I see no reason why it shouldn't, though. To clarify, that should be "Catch wild animals using Cage Traps, build cages in entrance, and link cages to a lever".
King Mir   
2014-08-17 16:21   
Wild animals and critters seem to ignore a lot, in bug 0007369 they are ignoring civilian dwarves.