The most desirable handling techniques consider the safety of the study organism and the researcher, maximize efficiency by minimizing handling times, and reduce costs. I detail a handling device for tree squirrels that is safe, efficient, inexpensive, and portable. The restraint has been used to handle >3,500 individuals of 7 species of tree squirrel with a mortality rate of <0.01%. The cloth device enables handling of tree squirrels with minimal mortality in the field.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Wildlife Society Bulletin|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
- Handling techniques
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nature and Landscape Conservation