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Bullet fragments in Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon and California in 2014-2015

September 12, 2016

The dataset includes specifics on fragments of bullets recovered from shot Belding's ground squirrels from Oregon and California. Ground squirrels were radiographed and then we used ImageJ software to count and measure the area of those bullet fragments. A subset of shot carcasses were then digested and bullet fragments were recovered. Statistical models were developed to predict either the number or mass of bullet fragments in shot ground squirrel carcasses using the radiograph estimates and the digested recovered fragment data.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Bullet fragments in Belding's ground squirrels in Oregon and California in 2014-2015
DOI 10.5066/F7HM56J1
Authors Garth Herring, Collin A. Eagles-Smith
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

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