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1 January 1996 Rehabilitation of Native Reptiles and Amphibians in DuPage County, Illinois
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Between 1980 and 1994, 586 individuals of 20 native reptile and amphibian species were evaluated at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in DuPage County, Illinois (USA). On examination, 48% of reptiles and 52% of amphibians were injured, and 2% of each class were diseased; remaining animals were uninjured. The most frequent causes of injury to reptiles were automobile collisions (55%), ingestion of fishing tackle (19%), and domestic animal attacks (8%). Automobile collisions (38%), lawn and garden accidents (33%), and pet collection (19%) were the most frequent causes of injury to amphibians. We released 354 reptiles and 54 amphibians into appropriate habitat available in local forest preserves, representing case release prevalences of 84% and 68% for each class, respectively.

Hartup: Rehabilitation of Native Reptiles and Amphibians in DuPage County, Illinois
Barry K. Hartup "Rehabilitation of Native Reptiles and Amphibians in DuPage County, Illinois," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(1), (1 January 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.1.109
Received: 30 May 1995; Published: 1 January 1996
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