Mad Snake Disease

A mysterious 'mad snake disease' that causes pythons

advertisement | advertise on newsday

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. AP video (Aug. 14)

Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE