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Video observations of raccoon (Procyon loctor) predation on the invasive Maculata apple snail (Pomacea maculata) in south Louisiana, USA - 2017

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Publication Date
Start Date
2017-01-01
End Date
2017-03-30

Citation

Carter, J., 2017, Video observations of raccoon (Procyon loctor) predation on the invasive Maculata apple snail (Pomacea maculata) in south Louisiana, USA - 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N87807.

Summary

AVI files documenting raccoon (Procyon lotor) foraging for apple snails (Pomacea maculata) on a water hyacinth mat at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. Videos were taken with various models of Moultrie camera traps between January and March 2017.

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Point of Contact :
Jacoby Carter
Originator :
Jacoby Carter
Metadata Contact :
Jacoby Carter
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Purpose

The purpose of setting up the camera traps was to identify which animal(s) were depredating apple snails. The site was at Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Sign of active foraging on apple snails included fresh, empty, shells, and uneaten flesh. Apple snails are a destructive invasive species of freshwater snails. Understanding which native species eat them may improve management of them.

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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7N87807

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