Eliciting a predatory response in the eastern corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) using live and inanimate sensory stimuli: implications for managing invasive populations

@article{WorthingtonHill2014ElicitingAP,
  title={Eliciting a predatory response in the eastern corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) using live and inanimate sensory stimuli: implications for managing invasive populations},
  author={John Worthington-Hill and Richard W. Yarnell and Louise K. Gentle},
  journal={International Journal of Pest Management},
  year={2014},
  volume={60},
  pages={180 - 186}
}
North America's eastern corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus) has been introduced to several islands throughout the Caribbean and Australasia where it poses a significant threat to native wildlife. Invasive snake control programmes often involve trapping with live bait, a practice that, as well as being costly and labour intensive, raises welfare and ethical concerns. This study assessed corn snake response to live and inanimate sensory stimuli in an attempt to inform possible future trapping of… 
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