Recently, Bangor University’s Herpetological Society hosted a talk by Dr Xavier Glaudas from the University of Witwatersrand. The talk was based on his post-doc research, and data was collected between October 2012 and February 2016.
Overview of the talk
The talk started with an explanation of how puff adders (Bitis arietans) could be considered a model organism for studying behaviour in the wild. This is due to four main factors: the species’ abundance, limited mobility, its ambush foraging behaviour and the fact that it is easily approached.