Factors Influencing Home-Range Sizes of Eastern Indigo Snakes in Central Florida

  title={Factors Influencing Home-Range Sizes of Eastern Indigo Snakes in Central Florida},
  author={David R. Breininger and M. Rebecca Bolt and Michael L. Legare and John H. Drese and Eric D. Stolen},
Abstract Wide-ranging snake species are particularly sensitive to landscape fragmentation, and understanding area requirements is important for their conservation. We used radiotelemetry to quantify how Eastern Indigo Snake home-range sizes were influenced by sex, land cover, and the length of time (weeks) individuals were radio tracked. We found that Eastern Indigo Snakes had the largest home ranges among other snake species studied. Female home ranges averaged 44 and 76 ha, respectively, for… 

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