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1 September 2009 Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis Getula Getula) Home Ranges Exhibit Limited Overlap
David A. Steen, Lora L. Smith
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Abstract

In the course of conducting a radio-telemetry study of Lampropeltis getula getula (Eastern Kingsnake) within a ca. 3000-ha area in southwestern Georgia, we observed that adjacent home ranges of individuals infrequently overlapped. To quantify this overlap, ten interactions were compared; male/female overlap averaged 25%, while male/male overlap averaged 13%. Although we lack corroborative data, the limited overlap we observed is consistent with what would be expected from a territorial animal.

David A. Steen and Lora L. Smith "Eastern Kingsnake (Lampropeltis Getula Getula) Home Ranges Exhibit Limited Overlap," Southeastern Naturalist 8(3), 553-558, (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.008.0316
Published: 1 September 2009
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