The Status of Ophidiomycosis (Snake Fungal Disease) in Georgia and Beyond

Wildlife diseases have become increasingly prevalent over the last several decades. Chytrid fungus has been linked to dramatic population declines and extinctions in numerous amphibian species, and white nose syndrome has decimated many bat populations in the eastern U.S. Since originally implicated in the decline of a Timber Rattlesnake population (Clark et al. 2011), there […]

Eastern Hognose Snake

Ben Stegnenga was recently on patrol in the Georgia sandhills during a fall snake fungal disease survey and found this Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platirhinos).