The Impact of Roads on the Timber Rattlesnake , ( Crotalus horridus ) , in Eastern Texas

@inproceedings{Rudolph2006TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Roads on the Timber Rattlesnake , ( Crotalus horridus ) , in Eastern Texas},
  author={David C. Rudolph and Shirley and Burgdorf and James G. Dickson},
  year={2006}
}
Roads and associated vehicular traffic have the potential to significantly impact vertebrate populations. In eastern Texas we compared the densities of paved and unpaved roads within 2 and 4 km radii of timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) locations and of random points. Road networks were significantly more dense at random points than at snake localities. A similar relationship was detected within permanent stream corridors where extant populations of rattlesnakes are concentrated. Our data… CONTINUE READING