Details of this species in Anguilla
Source: Perez and Bensusan, undated in Varnham, 2006
Arrival Date: Probably 16th or 17th century
Species Notes for this Location:
It is thought likely that feral dogs kill the 'Endangered (EN)' Anguillian racer snake (see Alsophis rijersmai in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) (Dobson, 2002 in Varnham, 2006). Dogs are often kept as domestic pets and allowed to roam freely and occasionally become feral. Current distribution is on all three islands (Perez and Bensusan, undated in Varnham, 2006).
Management Notes for this Location:
In a 1997 report on the conservation of the 'Vulnerable (VU)' lesser Antillean iguanas (see Iguana delicatissima in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) it was recommended that residents should be encouraged to spay and neuter pet dogs and keep them confined. (Cronk, 1986 in Varnham, 2006). Feral dogs were eradicated from Anegada Is. between 1994 and 1999, although some are still kept as pets (Varnham, 2003 in Varnham, 2006).
Last Modified: 17/06/2008 9:31:09 a.m.