Vampires and werewolves. Can species coexist?
There has been alot of talk recently among readers of this blog about whether different species can get along and coexist or not. Research indicates that alot of the time species are unable to coexist when there is alot of competition for food. As the abundance of food resources increases, the possibility of species coexisting also increases….so yes, it is possible if the circumstances are right.
This brings us to werewolves and vampires coexisting. The coexistence of these two species really depends upon the situation, if you follow the research from above. The vampire’s primary sustenance is blood – blood primarily from humans. Vampires see werewolves as competition for humans (although as many werewolves can tell you, werewolves do not necessarily go after humans as their primary source of food – vampires do not know this however, and so see this as just one of a long list of reasons that they cannot and will not get along with werewolves). Hence, trouble coexisting.
Of course, this is a theory that is based on evidence of what happens in animal species throughout the world. I think, specifically for vampires and werewolves, something else that often comes into play is that there is also an underlying current of hatred because of how equally matched they both are – both are at the top in terms of power, strength, cunning, and intelligence. And both are used to being the one in control. When they encounter each other however, they are final face to face with an equal, and for these two very aggressive creatures, that makes coexistence difficult.
Difficult, but, not impossible.