U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Date of this Version

February 2006


Published in Herpetological Review 37(1), 2006.


Little is known about the vertebrate predators and scavengers of Leiocephalus carinatus armouri within its introduced range in Florida, with few of these consumers currently documented (e.g., Meshaka et al. 2004. The Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of Florida, Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida. 155 pp.; Smith and Engeman 2004a. Herpetol. Rev. 35: 169-170; Smith and Engeman 2004b. Florida Field Nat. 32: 107-113; Dean et al. 2005. Herpetol. Rev. 36: 451). Thus far, only one mammal in Florida has been verified, feral cats (Felis catus) (Smith and Engeman 2004b, op. cit.). Here we report Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) scavenging of a road-killed L. c. armouri in Florida.