Action: Red-eared terrapin: Search and removal using sniffer dogs
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- No evidence was captured on the success of use of sniffer dogs in removing red-eared terrapins.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Sniffer dogs can reportedly be used to detect and remove both red-eared terrapins Trachemys scripta and their eggs (Bringsøe 2006). Therefore, it is possible that sniffer dogs can be used to reduce or eradicate local invasive populations.
Bringsøe H. (2006) Trachemys scripta. NOBANIS – Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet. European Network on Invasive Alien Species, 13pp.