PREDATION ON ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES (MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII) BY NORTHERN RIVER OTTERS (LONTRA CANADENSIS)

@inproceedings{Ligon2007PREDATIONOA,
  title={PREDATION ON ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLES (MACROCHELYS TEMMINCKII) BY NORTHERN RIVER OTTERS (LONTRA CANADENSIS)},
  author={Day B. Ligon and Jonathan Reasor},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract We found alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) carcasses in association with northern river otters (Lontra canadensis) at two sites in Oklahoma in summer 2006. Both specimens of turtles were juveniles, and at least one had been hatched and head-started in captivity prior to being released. This specimen was part of a radiotelemetry study at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Oklahoma. The second carcass was found while investigating recent sightings of… 

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