Habitat Use of Sympatric Rattlesnake Species Within the Gulf Coastal Plain

  title={Habitat Use of Sympatric Rattlesnake Species Within the Gulf Coastal Plain},
  author={D. A. Steen and Lora L. Smith and L. M. Conner and J. C. Brock and S. Hoss},
  • D. A. Steen, Lora L. Smith, +2 authors S. Hoss
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Abstract The eastern diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) and timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) are sympatric throughout most of southern Georgia, USA. We used rattlesnake sightings to quantify and compare habitat use by these 2 species in the Gulf Coastal Plain. At the largest scale examined, univariate statistics and logistic regression models indicated that eastern diamondback rattlesnakes were associated with roads but not with any of the specific habitat types we examined. In… CONTINUE READING
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