Overview and Meaning
Fighting is one of the aggressive behaviors which typify escalated aggression. Fighting concludes the aggressive interaction with either submission or the death of an animal.
A violent behavior displayed by each animal when locked together. Separate behaviors are difficult to distinguish properly due to the fast rolling over and over seen with the animals kicking, biting, and wrestling.
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.