Blue Ribbon Snake in the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. In 2008 the pathogenic fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola was discovered, it is now thought to be capable of afflicting any kind of snake in the southeastern and southcentral USA with lesions that hamper them and can even lead to death from infection according to the article in Science News online.

Wildopeneye is alarmed by this news that all types of US snakes within the area are being injured and ultimately weakened to death from secondary infections by a killer fungus that was first discovered in 2008.

See https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deadly-fungus-infecting-snake-species-seemingly-random? for more details.