Evidence of Lingual-Luring by an Aquatic Snake

@article{Welsh2000EvidenceOL,
  title={Evidence of Lingual-Luring by an Aquatic Snake},
  author={Hartwell H. Welsh and Amy J. Lind},
  journal={Journal of Herpetology},
  year={2000},
  volume={34},
  pages={67}
}
-We describe and quantify the components of an unusual snake behavior used to attract fish prey: lingual-luring. Our earlier research on the foraging behavior of the Pacific Coast aquatic garter snake (Thamnophis atratus) indicated that adults are active foragers, feeding primarily on aquatic Pacific giant salamanders (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) in streambed substrates. Juvenile snakes, however, use primarily ambush tactics to capture larval anurans and juvenile salmonids along stream margins… Expand

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