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Fungal Disease Found In Indiana Snakes

Last updated on Friday, May 18, 2018

(UNDATED) - The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says a fungal disease that’s lethal to some snake species has been found in snakes in three Indiana counties.

University of Illinois researchers discovered snake fungal disease late last year in snakes in southern and south-central Indiana's Brown, Harrison and Monroe counties.


The fungal disease can cause facial swelling, disfigurement, skin and scale lesions, internal lesions and death in snakes.
Species that tested positive included Northern watersnake, Racer, Milk snake and Queen snake

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