This is the peer reviewed version of the article cited below, which has been published in final form at 10.2193/2007-234. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


Managers use latrine surveys to monitor swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) populations but may miss rabbits in sites lacking suitable latrine logs. We tested artificial latrine logs in logless thickets in southern Illinois, USA, generally detecting swamp rabbits in fewer visits than by live-trapping. Artificial logs can aid swamp rabbit monitoring, especially in logless habitats.



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