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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Capture, spring-activated foot snares, behavior, Lama guanicoe

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

June 1986

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

93

Issue

2

First Page

48

Last Page

50

Copyright

© Copyright 1986 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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