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Do snakes hibernate?

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Snakes do not really hibernate like other animals but rather become less active during cold seasons. Since snakes are ectothermic, or get body heat from external sources, they become less active in order to conserve the heat they have.

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Snakes will enter rock cervices or hide under logs in order to shelter from the cold weather. It is normal for snakes to gather in one particular place in order to conserve more heat. Once the cold season passes, snakes come out of shelter in order to bask in the sun. During cold seasons, snakes hunt less and use up body fat that was stored up during warm seasons.

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