Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caption: University of Illinois comparative biosciences visiting instructor and wildlife veterinarian Matthew Allender discovered that Chrysosporium, a fungus not normally seen in free-living wildlife, was killing eastern massasauga rattlesnakes in southern Illinois.
Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
Usage Restrictions: Photo may be used to accompany stories about the research described in this release. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer.
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