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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matthew Allender, 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

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