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Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake (Bill Reker/KMOX)

Mysterious Fungus Killing Snakes in at Least 9 States

In Illinois, the fungus is killing 80 to 90 percent of the eastern massasauga rattlesnakes that contract it in an already tiny population of about 300 in four counties.



Deadly Syndrome Could Doom Missouri Bats

A disease that is up to 99 percent fatal in bats has turned up in a pair of local counties.



TIAM: Our Bats Are In Trouble, Dieting Troubles & Def Leppard’s Rick Allen

Bats get a bum rap and now they need our help. Dr. Joe helps you with your diet and Def Leppard’s drummer Rick Allen.


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Some Missouri Caves Free of Bat Disease

Tests on bats in a Springfield area cave show no signs of a disease that has killed bats elsewhere, including in eastern Missouri.


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Tests Underway for Deadly Bat Fungus

Gray bat wings had discoloration that could indicate an infection.



Feds Unveil Plan to Combat Bat-Killing Fungus

The disease has spread to 16 states, from New Hampshire to Tennessee, and three Canadian provinces.


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