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Unusual virus may tie snakes in knots

Newly discovered class could be the cause of fatal disease

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5:45pm, August 17, 2012

A newly discovered class of virus may be at fault in a disease that causes snakes to regurgitate their food, stop eating, and even twist themselves into knots.

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