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  1. Managing Rock Squirrels in Utah

    Contributor(s):: Nicki Frey

    Although they do not exist in large colonies like other ground squirrels, rock squirrels can still sometimes generate conflicts with homeowners and farmers alike. Most damage occurs when a few rock squirrels take residence in a homeowner’s back yard, and begin to forage on garden vegetables...

  2. The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Benson, Etienne

  3. Urban gray squirrel damage and population management: A case history

    Contributor(s):: J. Hadidian, D. Manski, V. Flyger, C. Cox, G. Hodge

    Lafayette Park, a 3.0 hectare national park located across the street from the White House in Washington D.C., has had a gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) density as high as 50 animals/hectare. In recent years this large population caused significant damage to mature trees and other...

  4. Fertility control of California ground squirrels using GnRH immunocontraception

    Contributor(s):: Paul B. Nash, David K. James, Lucia T. Hui, Lowell A. Miller

    Population of wildlife, such as California ground squirrels, can grow to the extent that they come in conflict with humans. Contraception is a method of population management under investigation that may be useful in situations where neither leaving the animals uncontrolled nor lethal control are...

  5. Computer assisted extension program on ground squirrel control

    Contributor(s):: Terrell P. Salmon, Donald L. Lancaster, Leanne Lasarow

    Computers have become common place in virtually all phases of agriculture. Most individuals have access to microcomputers and the once apparent intimidation about using them is rapidly disappearing. Because of increased availability and public acceptance, it's no surprise that many Extension...

  6. Infectious threats from exotic pets: dermatological implications

    Contributor(s):: Rosen, T., Jablon, J.

  7. Animal temperament and human disturbance: implications for the response of wildlife to tourism

    Contributor(s):: Martin, J. G., Reale, D.

  8. Anthraquinone repellent to reduce take of non-target birds from zinc phosphide rodenticide applications

    Contributor(s):: Werner, S. J., Tupper, S. K., Pettit, S. E., Carlson, J. C., Linz, G. M.

    We evaluated anthraquinone as an avian repellent to reduce take of non-target birds from zinc phosphide rodenticide applications. We observed zero mortalities and no overt signs of zinc phosphide toxicosis among 20 Canada geese (Branta canadensis), 24 horned larks (Eremophila alpestris), and 47...

  9. Colorado animal-based plague surveillance systems: relationships between targeted animal species and prediction efficacy of areas at risk for humans

    Contributor(s):: Lowell, J. L., Eisen, R. J., Schotthoefer, A. M., Liang, X. C., Montenieri, J. A., Tanda, D., Pape, J., Schriefer, M. E., Antolin, M. F., Gage, K. L.

    Human plague risks (Yersinia pestis infection) are greatest when epizootics cause high mortality among this bacterium's natural rodent hosts. Therefore, health departments in plague-endemic areas commonly establish animal-based surveillance programs to monitor Y. pestis infection among plague...

  10. Implications of the human-animal companion bond in the community

    Contributor(s):: Davis, J. H.

  11. Quantifying human disturbance on antipredator behavior and flush initiation distance in yellow-bellied marmots

    Contributor(s):: Li, ChunWang, Monclus, R., Maul, T. L., Jiang, ZhiGang, Blumstein, D. T.

    Human disturbance may differentially affect the behavior of wild animals and such behavioral perturbations may have fitness consequences. To understand the effects of specific types of human disturbance on antipredator behavior, a behavior whose performance enhances survival, we studied...

  12. Movement and mortality of translocated urban-suburban grey squirrels

    Contributor(s):: Adams, L. W., Hadidian, J., Flyger, V.

    During summer and autumn of 1994-1997, we determined the movements and mortality of 38 adult male Eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) that had been captured in urban-suburban backyards and translocated to a large forest. The squirrels did not fare well. Squirrels not found dead or...