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Pen trial of estrogen-induced conditioned food aversion to eggs in raccoons (Procyon lotor)

By Raymond D. Dueser, Joel D. Martin, Nancy D. Moncrief

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Abstract

Aversive conditioning is a promising but unproven non-lethal approach to reducing mammalian depredation on the eggs of ground-nesting birds, terrapins and sea turtles. This research tested the efficacy of oral estrogen concealed in a bland carrier as an aversive agent for wild-caught raccoons...

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  1. Aversion
  2. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  3. Conditioning
  4. Eggs
  5. predators