Product Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Savidge, J.A., J.S. Stanford, R.N. Reed, G.R. Haddock, and A.A. Yackel Adams
Savidge, J.A., J.S. Stanford, R.N. Reed, G.R. Haddock, and A.A. Yackel Adams. 2011. Canine detection of free-ranging brown treesnakes on Guam. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 35(2): 174–181.
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We investigated canine teams (dogs and their handlers) on Guam as a potential tool for finding invasive brown treesnakes (Boiga irregularis) in the wild. Canine teams searched a 40 × 40 m forested area for a snake that had consumed a dead mouse containing a radio-transmitter. To avoid tainting the target or target area with human scent, no snake was handled or closely approached prior to searches...