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Raccoon and Squirrel Population Study. Joel Michaelson Kurt Gajewsky Kris Mielnik. Mark and Recapture. Raccoon trapping in the fall. Squirrel trapping in the winter. Recapture of raccoons and squirrels in the spring. Trapping. Six traps set out In a line across the creek

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Raccoon and Squirrel Population Study

Joel Michaelson

Kurt Gajewsky

Kris Mielnik


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Mark and Recapture

  • Raccoon trapping in the fall.

  • Squirrel trapping in the winter.

  • Recapture of raccoons and squirrels in the spring.


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Trapping

Six traps set out

In a line across the creek

Size of trap 32x11x13 inches

Tuna and fish were used for bait

Trapping method: catch and release


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Squirrel Trapping

  • Trapped in a grid.

  • Grid- 15.6 acres divided into 6 sections and eight trap sites per section.

  • Three nights per trap site.

  • 24 trap nights per section.


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Handling

  • Animal Handling Gloves

  • Squeeze trap


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Population Estimates

  • Mark and Recapture-363 w/478 var.

  • Double Sampling-39.1

  • Catch Per Unit Effort

    • Period One-42

    • Period Two-39



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