Canine detection of free-ranging brown treesnakes on Guam

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2011

Author(s): 

Savidge, J.A., J.S. Stanford, R.N. Reed, G.R. Haddock, and A.A. Yackel Adams

Suggested Citation: 

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.

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...

      

Megan Eberhardt Frank
James StanfordBob ReedGinger HaddockAmy Yackel Adams

    Related Locations: 

  • Guam