Does a snake hibernate?
Yes,sometimes (snakes living in warmer tropics and subtropics has been seen to remain active throughout the year.) they do. Cold has a narcotic effect on them. As we all know snakes being cold blooded,their body temp changes with the outer ambient temp.Extreme cold thus could stop all the enzymatic activities which in turn could hamper all vital bodily metabolic processes essential for sustaining life on earth.That's why snakes undergo hibernation (a practical dead like state with lowest of metabolic activity) until and unless the period of stress or cold is over.
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Snakes do hibernate. They hide in caves, hollow logs, exct. Some snakes share there dins with other snakes, the can be about 50 snakes in one din/cave.
In areas of the world where there is winter, snakes seek subsurface shelter during the winter months. In the mountains, large snakes sometimes share dens, presumably because t…here aren't enough cavities for each snake to have its own, but in other areas most do so individually. But also, by hibernating together, they cluster, thus conserving their heat, as they are 'cold-blooded'. Some snakes commonly use stump and root holes, mammal burrows, and loose soil for their dens, it's rare for snakes to winter in buildings; they seem to prefer natural underground retreats. In the Northern hemisphere, most snakes are in or close to their wintering sites from mid-October to mid-March. While in their dens they cease all activity to conserve energy (they are already cold blooded, and need to avoid freezing) and effectively survive hibernation.
Whenever they feel like it
Auctually, Snakes don`t hibernate.
A snake hibernates in the beginning of Winter, and come out when the frost is over! Does that answer your question? "they hibernate in the summer because they can't take the h…eat" - very incorrect, the opposite is true! Most snakes don't hibernate, it's only the ones that live outside of the tropics, and that is because of lack of food, and lack of thermal energy (I answered a similar question to this, see below it should help!) Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why do snakes hibernate and when do they do it#ixzz22TOkQXnM
Snakes hibernate to get away from the cold or heat.
Some snakes do hibernate but some doesn't. They hibernate to stay away from the cold since they can't make themselves warm.
1 year just kidding I dont know
Snakes are cold blooded. They must stay warm in the winter, but they do not migrate. You will find snakes below wood piles, in rabbit holes, or in other spots that do not free…ze in the winter.
yes... this process is called brumation. for more information just google it :).
Indigo snakes usually begin to den up in October and November, depending on how far north they occur, and re emerge in spring, when temps warm into the upper sixties to low se…venties.
Snakes and other reptiles have dormancy dens where they feel safeenough to sleep. A snake can dig its own hole but often with takeadvantage of hollows, like cracked foundation…s, or piles of brush.
Most snakes don't hibernate, it's only the ones that live outside of the tropics, and that is because of several reasons the most important of which are: a) food - their pr…ey may be more or less abundant are certain times of the year and b) outside temperature - because snakes are ectothermic, the majority of their body heat is controlled by the outside temperature. In the tropics, snakes (and indeed, other "cold-blooded" organisms) don't need to hibernate, because they have a perfectly comfortable stable temperature all year. But in europe/north america for example, these cold-blooded organisms will find it very hard to catch prey in cold seasons (so, winter) because they have very little energy to move and digest with!
They don't hibernate like bears, sleeping the winter away. Instead they go below the frost line, using cracks and crevices that would seem claustrophobic to us, but to them ar…e downright comforting. You could say that snakes have claustrophelia. From their point of view, the tighter the safer. Nothing that wants to eat them can squeeze in with them. Once below the frost line, the temps bottom out at about 52F, and their metabolisms slow down so they don't have to eat. Move a bit, drink water, but not hunt for food. Conserving energy for the spring. .
If a snake lives in a country that has a dramatic drop in temperature during the winter months, then it will usually hibernate. They usually seek out deep caves, which will pr…otect them from the cold. They go into a 'semi-conscious' state, slowing their breathing and heartbeat, so they use as little energy as possible. Once they sense the temperature climbing, they'll 'liven up' and seek out their first meal.