An invasive species induces rapid adaptive change in a native predator: cane toads and black snakes in Australia.

@article{Phillips2006AnIS,
  title={An invasive species induces rapid adaptive change in a native predator: cane toads and black snakes in Australia.},
  author={Ben L Phillips and Richard Shine},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1593},
  pages={1545-50}
}
Rapid environmental change due to human activities has increased rates of extinction, but some species may be able to adapt rapidly enough to deal with such changes. Our studies of feeding behaviour and physiological resistance to toxins reveal surprisingly rapid adaptive responses in Australian black snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus) following the invasion… CONTINUE READING