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15 August 2018 GREATER GRISON (GALICTIS VITTATTA) HUNTS A CENTRAL AMERICAN INDIGO SNAKE (DRYMARCHON MELANURUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO
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The greater grison (Galictis vittatta) is one of the least studied Neotropical carnivores. As part of a biodiversity survey in southeastern Mexico, we recorded in a camera trap a greater grison that carried in its mouth a Central American indigo snake (Drymarchon melanurus). Even though we did not find evidence that the snake was consumed by the greater grison in place, it is likely that the species carried the snake to a refuge to be eaten as previously reported with other large prey. If confirmed, this would be the first time that the greater grison has been documented hunting and probably feeding on snakes in Mexico and elsewhere.

Mircea G. Hidalgo-Mihart, Rugieri Juárez-López, Fernando Contreras-Moreno, Alejandro Jesús De La Cruz, Marco A. López-Luna, and Yaribeth Bravata De La Cruz "GREATER GRISON (GALICTIS VITTATTA) HUNTS A CENTRAL AMERICAN INDIGO SNAKE (DRYMARCHON MELANURUS) IN SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO," The Southwestern Naturalist 63(3), 197-199, (15 August 2018). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909-63-3-197
Received: 31 March 2018; Accepted: 7 December 2018; Published: 15 August 2018
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