Raccoon populations have benefitted from the increasing suburbanization of the Midwest. Increasing numbers of raccoons have had an impact on many turtle species, though, as raccoons are very adept at finding and eating turtle nests.
Raccoons and Herps
Increased populations of subsidized predators can have detrimental effects on some herp species. In response to discussions at the 2008 annual meeting, MWPARC developed a white paper outlining the concerns and recommendations for dealing with raccoons. The white paper and a list of relevant literature can be found in the links below. The leader of this task team is Kent Bekker, who can be contacted .
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