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TTU Urban Wildlife Camera Study photographs wild predators in Lubbock neighborhoods

Telemundo Amarillo

October 21, 2016

Telemundo Amarillo - Hundreds of Lubbock residents who live inside the Loop will become part of a Texas Tech Urban Wildlife Study that relies on cameras installed in their alleyways.

They each received informative fliers from Chris Carter, a Texas Tech graduate research assistant working for his masters in wildlife management, who wants to know more about the wild predator population within city limits.

He's looking to photograph foxes, coyotes, raccoons, possums, and similar animals.

"We're trying to figure out where they are, and where we think they're absent," he said, "and then we're going to go in and relate that to different environmental factors and kind of figure out if there's any correlation between why they're here."

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