Just a few days ago we were telling you how fungal diseases — already so menacing for frogs, bats, and salamander — are starting to threaten snakes as well. At this point, it’s unclear if a single pathogen is responsible or if it is a series of ailments rather than one, but the most likely culprit seems to be a pathogen called Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, which causes skin lesions, scabs, and crusty scales and can cause fatal infections in some cases. Leer más.