Capture, spring-activated foot snares, behavior, Lama guanicoe
Due to the potential repugnancy and laws preventing the use of kill-snares for large mammals, live-snaring is rarely used by field biologists for capturing ungulates. In a study of the socioecology of the South American guanaco (Lama guanicoe), spring-activated snares were tested and proved to be a successful technique for safely capturing juvenile animals because of a knowledge of individual and social behavior, especially the predictable daily use of such social attractants as preferred foraging sites and dust baths. Live capture with foot snares has potential application to other ungulates if behavioral considerations are taken into account.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Jefferson, Robert T. Jr. and Franklin, William L.
"Behavioral Considerations in the Live Capture of Guanacos with Spring-activated Foot Snares,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 93:
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol93/iss2/6