Overview and Meaning
This behavior is characterized by the fast waving movements of the tail. When held against hard objects a rattling noise can often be heard. This behavior can often be observed simultaneously with other movements and postures.
Agonistic interactions can occur in the context of territorial behavior, and/or dominance behavior. Territorial behavior and dominance behavior differ in both the context that they occur, the resources under competition, and the threat behavior that initiates the interaction.