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Individual study: The red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, in the British Virgin Islands

Published source details

Perry G., Owen J.L., Petrovic C., Lazell J. & Egelhoff J. (2007) The red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, in the British Virgin Islands. Applied Herpetology, 4, 88-89


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Red-eared terrapin: Direct removal of adults Control of Freshwater Invasive Species

A study in 2003 in a pond at botanic gardens in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Perry et al. 2007) found that using sein nets to trap red-eared terrapin Trachemys scripta adults and juveniles was not successful in eradicating the population.  Twelve adults and approximately twenty juveniles were removed.  Additional capture efforts removed further adults and juveniles in July and October 2004.  Experimental methods were not available.