Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Distribution and Abundance of Predators that Affect
Duck Production: Prairie Pothole Region
Table 2. Correlations between occurrence of tracks (% of searched quarter sections with tracksa) of pairs of mammalian carnivore species in study areas in the prairie pothole region, 1983-88b.
| Species Pairsc|| r|| P|
|Coyote - Red Fox||-0.86||<0.001|
|Coyote - Raccoon||-0.64||<0.001|
|Coyote - Striped Skunk||<0.01||0.988|
|Coyote - Badger||0.24||0.258|
|Red Fox - Raccoon||0.63||<0.001|
|Red Fox - Striped Skunk||0.14||0.504|
|Red Fox - Badger||-0.11||0.619|
|Raccoon - Striped Skunk||-0.10||0.639|
|Raccoon - Badger||<0.01||0.992|
|Striped Skunk - Badger||-0.38||0.060|
aIncludes only study area-years where two searches for tracks were made.
bThe mink was excluded because of its low occurrence or absence in most study areas.
cNumber of study area-years equals 25 for all species.