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Artificial propagation of commercial fish of the Great Lakes

Transactions of the North American Wildlife Conference

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Abstract

The food habits of raccoons were studied along the Neches River in three counties of eastern Texas in 1940-42. Field studies mere supplemented by laboratory analyses of 344 scats collected in all months and of 23 stomachs and 11 intestines obtained in winter. Acorns and crayfish constitute more than half of the yearly diet and both are consumed in considerable amount at all seasons. Persimmons and grapes were utilized heavily when available and other fruits in smaller amounts. Insects and other invertebrates formed an important part of the diet. Vertebrates were eaten sparingly but species of water snakes were preyed upon as were winter and spring concentrations of water fowl.....Raccoons were found to concentrate in timbered river bottoms during the winter and spring, feeding largely on acorns and crayfish. Under these conditions they are readily trapped. In the summer and autumn the populations appear to be dispersed through the uplands as well as bottomlands in search of seasonal foods.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Artificial propagation of commercial fish of the Great Lakes
Series title:
Transactions of the North American Wildlife Conference
Volume
2
Year Published:
1937
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Wildlife Institute
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
605
Last page:
612
Number of Pages:
8