Snake Fungal Disease and Project Noah update
Greetings Snake Lovers,
For many of us here in the northern hemisphere, snake spottings will be few and far between for the next month or so. But please be on the lookout when you are out and about, as snakes that are ill will often come out and bask on sunny days. With the uncertainty of how widespread and how it is going to effect snake populations, it is important to be aware of Snake Fungal Disease and identify possibly infected snakes. Swabbing and culture is the only sure fire way to be certain. But documenting unusual behavior can help alert biologists to areas that need to be checked. To learn more about Snake Fungal Disease: http://www.nwhc.usgs.gov/disease_information/other_diseases/snake_fungal_disease.jsp
Project Noah and the Center for Snake Conservation are active partners in helping with the conservation of snakes. It is our goal to educate people about the need and importance of snakes and ways to safely observe them. We hope you’ll support us on this mission by joining Project Noah today and adding your snake spottings to the Snakes of the United States -CSC mission.
This week finds our Project Noah-CSC SNakes of the United States mission at 2707 spottings. We now have 1091 PN users, an addition of 27 new members. Thank you to all who have contributed!
Our spotting of the week is this beautiful environmental portrait by PN member AshleyT