Scientists Identify Mysterious Mad Snake Disease

Posted on: 8:13 pm, August 14, 2012, by , updated on: 07:57pm, August 14, 2012


(AP) – A mysterious ‘mad snake disease’ that causes pythons to tie themselves up in knots may be caused by a rodent virus, scientists believe. The fatal condition, called Inclusion Body Disease (IBD), strikes captive pythons and boa constrictors. (Aug. 14)