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The National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) is the research unit of the USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services program. Scientists and support staff are dedicated to finding solutions to challenging wildlife damage management problems related to agriculture, natural resources, property, and human health and safety.
Human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife damage, nuisance and pest animals, wildlife disease, invasive species, overabundant wildlife, and overall ecosystem health are just some of the topics studied by researchers at the National Wildlife Research Center.
National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521 970-266-6000 | NWRC@usda.gov
Invasive Reptiles’ Scent Trails: New Tool for Management?
Invasive Burmese pythons and black and white Argentine tegus are well established in southern Florida. Both species’ behavior is driven by the animals’ detection and reaction to chemosensory cues, such as taste and smell.