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juvenile Broad-banded Watersnake with snake fungal disease

Detailed Description

A juvenile Broad-banded Watersnake that tested positive for snake fungal disease (SFD) exhibiting numerous nodules overlaid by roughened skin on the dorsal surface from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. "FD has proven lethal in many snakes, and the disease is recognized as an emerging threat to wild snake populations.


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