Diseases Threatening CT's Reptiles

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Snake Fungal Disease

  • May be from fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, but additional fungi are often isolated from affected snakes

  • Documented in 9 states - not CT, but Massachusetts

  • May be fatal, but snakes are solitary creatures so spreading and population impacts are unknown

  • Signs:

    • scabs or crusty scales

    • subcutaneous nodules (lumps under skin)

    • abnormal molting

    • white cloudiness of eyes