Field observations on feeding behavior in an Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus unicolor): Strike-induced chemosensory searching and trail following

Matthew Goode, Charles W. Radcliffe, Karen Estep, Andrew Odum, David Chiszar

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A free-ranging specimen of Crotalus durissus unicolor on Aruba Island was observed after striking rodent prey (Calomys hummelincki) and after no-strike presentations. Strike-induced chemosensory searching and trail following were seen after strikes. When a chemical trail was not present following a strike, the snake searched extensively near its refuge, but never emerged from it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Psychonomic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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