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    Determing the reproductive phenology of snakes is important since it marks a time period where snakes are particularly vulnerable to predation. In addition, knowledge of reproductive phenology may help captive breeding programs specify appropriate times to pair snakes for reproduction.

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    Pierce, Josh B.; Rudolph, D. Craig; Melder, Christopher A.; Gregory, Beau B. 2016. Pituophis ruthveni (Louisiana pinesnake) Reproduction/breeding phenology. Herpetological Review. 47(2): 315.

    Keywords

    Louisiana pine snake, reproductive phenology, captive breeding program

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