WILDLIFE IN WYOMING

Fibromatosis/Papillomas


 
  • Large warty growths or fibromas caused by a papillomavirus. 
  • Does not typically cause significant issue unless they interfere with vision or ability to eat. 
  • Usually affect younger animals and likely transmitted via contact. 
  • This is thought to be the source of the myth of the jackalope (reports of horned rabbits date back to 13th century). 
     
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