SCA Interns Removing a Wildlife Exclosure on Padre Island National Seashore

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Removing a fence in 100 degree weather in rattlesnake country may not be the most glamorous job, but our SCA interns at Padre Island make it look easy.

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The exclosure fences are part of a thesis for a New Mexico State graduate student. The study is complete so the fences need to be taken down.

“The graduate student is now furthering his research by setting up predator exclosure fences to keep coyotes out and determine the effects coyotes may have on small mammal populations in the park. Four exclosures, 50 square meters each, were placed in several areas around the park, including one on a spoil island in the Laguna Madre.”
-From NPS’ Gulf Breeze [pdf]

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