I’ve been reading some reports of werewolf hunters how use raw meat and catfood as bait for werewolves. Raw meat and cat food?! While I’m sure that these are very tempting dishes for a tiger, lion, or other animal, it is certainly not going to tempt a werewolf. Werewolves are intelligent creatures! If they stopped for raw meat and catfood, well, they would hardly make it past the first house they passed! But seriously, why would they think that either of these would tempt a werewolf? Any werewolf hunter that is using items like this to find werewolves is either (1) a fraud or (2) does not even believe that werewolves exist. Since these two pieces of bait are so ridiculous to begin with, I’m not even going to bother to warn werewolves to beware them.
But, there are some werewolf hunters that are a little more sophisticated and actually use people as bait. This is an interesting method of hunting werewolves which all werewolves should be forewarned about. Werewolf hunters do not use humans solely as the traditional bait-on-a-hook, waiting for werewolves to attack the person they have exposed (although there are certainly some werewolf hunters that use this archaic and unlikely to be successful method). Real werewolf hunters will use a more sophisticated technique.
The best werewolf hunters actually realize the intelligence of werewolves and that the previously described methods are unlikely to be successful in capturing or revealing a werewolf. Some therefore have taken to using humans as bait in a different way – they find humans they believe can befriend, gain a werewolf’s trust, and become a confidant. Sometimes the humans they use as bait are aware of their part in the scheme, however more often than not, the human is unaware of their role in the hunt. They are set-up just like the werewolf is set-up. While we have talked before about the dangers of revealing your true identity and the importance of keeping your secret, it’s important that all werewolves keep in mind that not only do they have to have complete faith and trust in the human they share their secret with, but they must also be aware of who that human associates with.