North America’s rarest snake found biting off more than it could chew

The rim rock crowned snake was found dead in the Florida Keys, locked in lifeless combat with a giant centipede it had managed to swallow halfway. Credit: Drew Martin North America’s rarest snake, Tantilla oolitica (rim rock crowned snake), was recently spotted in a park in the Florida Keys after a four-year hiatus. While this … Read more

Researchers investigating origins of snake fungal disease in US

PLOS Biology. Credit: Northern Arizona University” width=”800″ height=”523″/> A team of researchers, including NAU assistant professor Jason Ladner, conducted a genetic study of snake fungal disease that was recently published in PLOS Biology. Credit: Northern Arizona University Although only recently recognized as an issue in wildlife ecology, snake fungal disease (SFD) is of an emerging … Read more