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- McColl, Diane E., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of herpetology 2018 v.52 no.2 pp. 156-161
- Scincidae; Scolopendra; Sistrurus miliarius; diet; foraging; head; ingestion; locomotion; predation; predators; prey species; snakes
- ... Predators often evolve specialized behaviors to feed on dangerous prey. Centipedes are widely documented in the diet of viperid snakes, but the behaviors snakes use to consume these dangerous prey have been reported only anecdotally. To determine how prey type influenced snake foraging behaviors, we ran laboratory predation trials using 29 field-captured Pigmy Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius) wi ...