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An experimental evaluation of potential scavenger effects on snake road mortality detections

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An experimental evaluation of potential scavenger effects on snake road mortality detections; 2012; Article; Journal; Herpetological Conservation and Biology; Hubbard, Kaylan A.; Chalfoun, Anna D.

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As road networks expand and collisions between vehicles and wildlife become more common, accurately quantifying mortality rates for the taxa that are most impacted will be critical. Snakes are especially vulnerable to collisions with vehicles because of their physiology and behavior. Reptile road mortality is typically quantified using driving or walking surveys; however, scavengers can rapidly remove carcasses from the road and cause underestimation of mortality. Our objective was to determine the effect that scavengers might have had on our ability to accurately detect reptile road mortality during over 150 h and 4,000 km of driving surveys through arid shrublands in southwest Wyoming, which resulted in only two observations of mortality. [...]

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