Snakes look like monsters as fungal disease spreads in eastern U.S.

A growing number of snakes are taking on horrific facial deformities, due to a skin disease wildlife experts don’t fully understand.

It’s called snake fungal disease (SFD) and cases have “increased substantially” in the eastern half of the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The fatal condition has only been found in snakes, but there is much to be discovered, the USGS said in a news release.

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Source: Charlotte Observer, By Mark Price