Over the last few decades, fungal diseases have decimated populations of animals such as amphibians and bats. Now, a new study sounds the alarm for snakes. The research shows that Snake Fungal Disease is capable of infecting many snake species, regardless of their ancestry, physical characteristics, or lifestyles. The study’s authors warn that the potentially fatal fungus, which is spreading rapidly across the U.S., could be a global threat to snakes.
Read the whole story at the PLOS Ecology Blog: Fungal Disease Threatens U.S. Snakes – And Could Be a Global Problem.