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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<0.010.988
Coyote - Badger0.240.258
Red Fox - Raccoon0.63<0.001
Red Fox - Striped Skunk0.140.504
Red Fox - Badger-0.110.619
Raccoon - Striped Skunk-0.100.639
Raccoon - Badger<0.010.992
Striped Skunk - Badger-0.380.060

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.

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