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Trumpeter Swan Killed by Gray Wolf in Minnesota

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Canis lupus (Gray Wolf) have been suspected as natural predators of Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan), but detailed descriptions of such predation events are lacking from the peer-reviewed literature. Herein, we document a Trumpeter Swan that was killed by a Gray Wolf fitted with a GPS collar in northern Minnesota, thus confirming that wolves are natural predators of Trumpeter Swans.

Document: Trumpter-Swan.pdf  PDF icon

Author(s): Thomas D. Gable, Steve K. Windels, Austin T. Homkes, Greg Robertson, and Eleni K. Verveniotis

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