Timber Rattlesnake (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau Share Print E-Mail Caption A new study finds a wide distribution of Ophidiomyces ophidiicola, a fungal pathogen that afflicts more than 30 species of snakes, including the timber rattlesnake, pictured. This emerging disease is sometimes fatal to snakes. Credit Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions Image may be used only with stories about the research described in this release. Credit required: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.