A field test of attractant traps for invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) in southern Florida

Product Type: 

Journal Article

Year: 

2011

Author(s): 

Reed, R.N., K.M. Hart, G.H. Rodda, F.J. Mazzotti, R.W. Snow, M. Cherkiss, R. Rozar, and S. Goetz

Suggested Citation: 

Reed, R.N., K.M. Hart, G.H. Rodda, F.J. Mazzotti, R.W. Snow, M. Cherkiss, R. Rozar, and S. Goetz. 2011. A field test of attractant traps for invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) in southern Florida. Wildlife Research. 38(2): 114-121.

Invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) are established over thousands of square kilometres of southern Florida, USA, and consume a wide range of native vertebrates. Few tools are available to control the python population, and none of the available tools have been validated in the field to assess capture success as a proportion of pythons available to be captured...