Prey preferences and prey acceptance in juvenile Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis)
Product Type:Journal Article
Author(s):Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, G.H. Rodda, and R.N. Reed
Suggested Citation:Lardner, B., J.A. Savidge, G.H. Rodda, and R.N. Reed. 2009. Prey preferences and prey acceptance in juvenile Brown Treesnakes (Boiga irregularis). Herpetological Conservation and Biology. 4(3): 313-323.
On the Pacific island of Guam, control of the invasive Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis) relies largely on methods that use mice as bait. Juvenile B. irregularis feed primarily on lizards and their eggs, but little is known about their prey preference. We conducted an experiment to investigate preferences for, and acceptance of, dead geckos, skinks, and neonatal mice, in juvenile B. irregularis…
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