RESPONSES OF FREE-RANGING BROWNSNAKES (PSEUDONAJA TEXTILIS : ELAPIDAE) TO ENCOUNTERS WITH HUMANS

@inproceedings{Whitaker1999RESPONSESOF,
  title={RESPONSES OF FREE-RANGING BROWNSNAKES (PSEUDONAJA TEXTILIS : ELAPIDAE) TO ENCOUNTERS WITH HUMANS},
  author={Patrick Whitaker and Richard Shine},
  year={1999}
}
Eastern brownsnakes (Pseudonaja textilis) are large (to 2 m), slender, dangerously venomous elapid snakes that cause significant human mortality. We recorded the responses of free-ranging brownsnakes to 455 close encounters with a human observer, using 40 snakes implanted with miniature radio-transmitters, plus encounters with non-telemetered animals. Our study area (near Leeton in south-eastern Australia) is typical of many of the agricultural landscapes occupied by P. textilis. Contrary to… CONTINUE READING

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